Bruxelles Mobilité offers breakfast on Tuesday to promote safe cycling in the city
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    Bruxelles Mobilité offers breakfast on Tuesday to promote safe cycling in the city

    The aim of these gatherings is to offer lighting kits to persons who are still not properly equipped. Credit: Pxhere

    In an effort to promote safe cycling habits in the capital, Bruxelles Mobilité has announced that it will be offering light kits to those that need them during a breakfast event on Tuesday morning.

    As the night draws in early and weather turns gloomy, these gatherings aim to offer lighting kits to persons who are still not properly equipped for the seasonal change.

    In October and November the number of accidents involving physical injury increases by 28% during the evening rush hour, Bruxelles Mobilité stated. However, 14% of cyclists did not have adequate lighting (i.e., equipment that increases visibility to 150m) on their bikes.

    Bruxelles Mobilité will therefore be present at various places in the capital on Tuesday from 7:30 AM, breakfast on hand, to pursue its goal of all cyclists being well equipped. The regional minister for mobility, Elke van den Brandt, will be at the Madou point to thank cyclists and pedestrians for “taking up little space and causing little pollution” to get around town.

    The event will be held at:

    Place Madou : pôle principal (1210)
    Pont Van Praet (1020)
    Square Sainctelette (1080)
    Square de l’Aviation (1070)
    Place Blyckaerts (1050)
    Boulevard Général Jacques  (1160)
    ULB (1050)
    Boulevard Guillaume Van Haelen (1190)
    Boulevard Belgica (1090)
    Rue Saint Bernard (1060)
    Place Wiener (1170)
    Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains (1000)

    Further information can be found on the Facebook event. 

    Bruxelles Mobilité has also announced that it is placing high-visibility accessories for children at the disposal of primary schools. 50,000 rear reflectors are being distributed by the police and prevention services.

    Jules Johnston
    The Brussels Times