Extended pedestrian area in Brussels from 29 June
The streets where cars will be banned include the Anspach Avenue and large parts of the Steenstraat and Zuidstraat. Exceptions will be made for people that have a private garage in the area, pensioners, handicapped people and for deliveries, but these only between 6 and 11am.
The new plan also means that bus routes will be changed. A brand new bus service, line 86, will cover a circular route that makes a kind of circle around the pedestrian area, connecting the central, lower city parts to upper parts. Local traffic will have to comply with new rules, especially in the area just around the pedestrian zones. There will often be just one lane for cars, except at traffic lights.
Motoring organisation Touring and the N-VA Flemish nationalist opposition fear a complete traffic chaos when the plans will be implemented.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica