About 100 metres of bicycle lane accidentally removed in centre of Brussels
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    About 100 metres of bicycle lane accidentally removed in centre of Brussels

    About 100 metres of bicycle lane on the Rue des Bogards was removed by mistake. Credit: Twitter/Un Bullitt dans la ville

    On the Rue des Bogards in the centre of Brussels, about 100 metres of bicycle lane has accidentally been removed, as the contractor removed too much by mistake.

    When it was decided a pedestrian zone would be introduced into the centre of Brussels, a ‘parking loop’, to guide traffic around the zone, was also part of that plan. That loop, colloquially knows as the ‘mini-ring’, would also get bicycle lanes.

    Between the Rue du Midi and the Rue de l’Etuve, in the Rue des Bogards that turns into the Rue des Alexiens further down the road, about 100 metres of those bicycle lanes were removed.

    “The contractor had to remove 10 metres of the lane on the side of the Rue du Midi, as the turning circle of bus 48 there extends over the bicycle lane,” said An Van Hamme, a spokesperson for STIB, reports Bruzz.

    Translation of tweet: “Have you seen that the end of the bicycle lane of the Rue des Alexiens has been removed?”

    Most of the removed bike lane will now be marked again. The part where the bus will reach when it has to turn will be indicated with bicycle suggestion markings.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times