Thursday, 03 December 2020
A new biking lane to hook up Brussels to the sprawling fields of the Flemish Brabant is in the producing, regional officials announced on Thursday.
Flemish mobility officials stated that the new lane, named Volle Gaas, will offer commuters in the western Flemish outskirts of Brussels with a “smooth” and swift commute to the money.
The new bicycle backlink is the most recent shift by mobility officers in equally Flanders and the Brussels-Capital Region to strengthen the inter-regional cycling community and simultaneously cut back again on commutes carried out by motor vehicle, by producing up for the meagre general public transportation give on that route.
“Due to the restricted supply of community transport in our region, several journeys still choose position by vehicle. This cycle route (…) will give our commuters new alternatives,” Simon De Boeck, mobility councillor in the tiny municipality of Gooik, claimed in a press release.
The 28-kilometre route will originate on the still left-bank of the Brussels-Charleroi canal, amongst the municipalities of Anderlecht and Uccle, and finish in the municipality of Galmaarden, in coronary heart of the picturesque farming Pajottenland area.
“Our ambition is to work with Pajottenland municipalities to produce a central biking backbone —the VolleGaas bicycle route— that conveniently connects residential regions in the Pajottenland with Brussels,” De Boeck said.
The bike lane will stick to the route of a former tram line in Gooik and operate together a mix of lower-targeted visitors streets, discipline roads and cycling lanes.
The route will provide not only as a commuting route toward the cash but also give one thing to leisure cyclists and travellers, as it will feature sights of the “beautiful panoramas” of the Pajottenland as effectively as run previous the imposing Gaasbeek Castle and museum, dubbed the “most passionate museum in Flanders.”
The Brussels Periods