This way please: The best and worst cycle routes in Belgium
De Standaard asked its readers to submit photographs of the best and worst cycle routes in the country. They obliged
Through the house, over the tree
But De Standaard is trying to do something to improve the situation. It recently launched a competition inviting readers to send in photographs of the best and worst cycle routes in the country. The photos piled in.
The prize for the most attractive cycle lane went to the former mining town of Genk for its Reinpadstraat – a broad three-kilometre path that carefully separates cyclists from a busy main road.
Meanwhile, the jury decided the worst cycle lane in the country was a positively surreal route in Asse, Flemish Brabant, that runs straight into the side of a house. Asse’s city councillor for mobility in Asse told De Standaard that the route could only be improved by demolishing the house.
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