Ixelles’ Mayor wants a car free Chaussée d’Ixelles at night
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    Ixelles’ Mayor Christos Doulkeridis (Ecolo) has called for the implementation of a 24h car-free zone on the Chaussée d’Ixelles from the moment it reopens, according to reports.

    From 7:00 AM to 19:00, the Chaussée d’Ixelles is already a pedestrian zone, except for buses. “A different set of rules during the nights is not clear enough,” said Doulkeridis to Bruzz. “People do not know when they can and when they cannot drive through this street. Additionally, people drive far too fast here after dark, according to the police. We want to make sure that stops,” he added.

    On 17 May – when the reopening of the road is planned for bus lines 71 and 54 – Doulkeridis wants to impliment the 24 hours car-free rule. “If we do not get to much trouble from the district committees, this seems like the perfect time to start,” he said

    Minister for Mobility of Brussels, Pascal Smet (SP.A), who had the road reconstructed, is a fan of the idea. “We consulted with the mayor and decided together that this is a viable plan,” said Mathias Dobbels, spokesperson of the minister.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times