About 100 metres of bicycle lane accidentally removed in centre of Brussels
Thursday, 07 November 2019
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.