Bikes move faster than cars in Brussels
26 April 2004
BRUSSELS – People trying to get to work during the Brussels rush hour will reach their destination more quickly if they leave the car at home and cycle, it was reported on Tuesday.
According to a new study by a cyclist group based in the Flemish town of Grimbergen, just outside Brussels, rush hour journey times from the outskirts of the capital to the city centre can be up to 16 minutes shorter for cyclists than for drivers.
The cyclists group proved their theory by setting out from Grimbergen at 8.15am and heading into the city centre.
Many of them arrived at their destination well ahead of motorists who left Grimbergen at the same time.
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Subject: Belgian news