The municipality of Ixelles is thinking about opening the newly ‘car-free’ Chaussée d’Ixelles for the cars of residents. According to the neighbourhood committees, the current car-free traffic situation on the Chaussée leads to too much traffic in the surrounding streets. After 19:00, when car traffic is allowed back into the street, some people drive “like crazy”, said mayor Christos Doulkeridis (Ecolo) to Bruzz.
On 13 May, a special city council will meet to discuss the issue. “We want to listen to the residents’ proposals,” he added.
The municipality itself will also make a proposal to the residents of the adjacent streets, which should ensure more uniformity: the traffic-restricted zone would also apply at night, and residents of some surrounding streets could also cross the paved road and use it by car, just like residents of the paved road itself. “We also propose to design those streets as a zone 20, just like the paved road,” he added.
The Brussels Times