The lockdowns from COVID-19 have forced us consider how far and how often we need to travel. David Brown says Europe wants the trend to go on in the long term
The Belgian government is so impressed with the quieter streets and cleaner air in its city centre that it will give priority to pedestrians and cyclists within the city’s ring road, the heart of the city known as the ‘pentagon’ after the lock downs are over.
Drivers will need special permits to enter showing their vehicles emit low pollution and will be limited to a 20 kilometres per hour speed limit.
Brussels Mayor Philippe Close says the measures are expected to take effect within a week.
Bois de la Cambre, the ‘central park of Brussels’, with a lake that is sadly subject to pollution will also remain closed to traffic even after the lockdown ends.
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