The move by Brussels at the start of the week means that the only road that remains accessible to two-way traffic is Avenue Diane, which runs along the northwest part of the park, while the remaining streets that loop around it are inaccessible.
In a statement released on Thursday, the mayor’s cabinet said the appeal would seek to push Brussels to backtrack on the car ban and to bind any similar decisions in the future to an impact study.
The decision to challenge the car ban, which was passed despite opposition from green party cabinet members, stemmed from a will to “unclog Uccle and to preserve the quality of life of its inhabitants.”
Uccle also said that the move by Brussels was not in line with wider mobility projects spearheaded by the Brussels Region, and said changes to mobility in the area would have to fit in with the regional government’s Good Move plan.
“Ahead of an expert’s conclusions, the municipal council asks that, at the very least, the southern roads between Avenue du Brésile and Chaussée de La Hulpe are reopened,” the cabinet wrote in a press release.