“Everyone is finally realising what a great asset the pedestrian zone is!” (Y Mayeur)
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    “Everyone is finally realising what a great asset the pedestrian zone is!” (Y Mayeur)

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    Return of tourists and boom in property investments according to Brussels mayor.
    Yvan Mayeur was talking  to L’Echo on Saturday (31 December) about the controversial pedestrian zone.

    “Tourists are coming back, but we have also had a boom in property investments, the biggest in 20 years. It’s incredible, especially with regards to creating private housing. There are investors wanting to develop trade, but there are also very non-philanthropic private investors. They are just asking for things to move faster”, the mayor said.

    “We urgently need to reduce the amount of cars going into the centre of Brussels every day by 30%. There’s no point in bringing more in, there’s no space. People have to understand there is no more space for cars. That’s all there is to it”, the MP said. “I don’t sense the same proactivity with regards to public transport”, he said. He also added that he wanted to see “a bigger sense of public duty” when it comes to public transport.

    Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)