Road crossings in Flanders to let cyclists turn right at red lights
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Road crossings in Flanders to let cyclists turn right at red lights

Regional roads in Flanders will allow cyclists to turn right at red lights. Credit: Belga

More road crossings in Flanders will allow cyclists to make right turns at red lights.

The Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic said that some regional road crossings in Flanders will receive traffic lights that allow cyclists to turn right at red lights.

In some cases, there are signs telling cyclists when they can turn right, but the Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic prefers a traffic light to make things more clear.

Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp already have similar system in place, according to New Mobility. In those cities, there are specific lights that indicate when cyclists can turn right.

Flemish authorities were initially reluctant to institute this new policy, according to New Mobility. Flemish Minister for Mobility Ben Weyts (N-VA) expressed fears that cyclists will turn right at red lights regardless if they are allowed to or not.

Sam Nelson
The Brussels Times