Brussels braces for return of commuters around pedestrian zone
The City of Brussels is launching a new online platform and calling for commuters to avoid the Anspach area on Monday as workers and students return in force
Since then, traffic has eased up in the capital because of the summer holidays. Next week sees schools starting and most commuters back to work. The new car-free zone along Anspachlaan (pictured) extends from De Brouckèreplein to Fontainasplein. Traffic is diverted in a huge loop around the area.
Brussels-City is calling on commuters to avoid using their cars in the area next week if at all possible. Police are warning that they will carry out more strict enforcement of the laws inside the new pedestrian area, such as stopping cyclists who are riding too fast, which has been a problem this summer.
The city, in co-operation with Brussels Mobility, is launching a new online platform on Monday to provide the public with real-time traffic information.
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