Belgium (Brussels Morning Newspaper) Due to the “terrible” state of the road, as explained by Susanne Müller-Hübsch, alderman for mobility and the development of public space in Anderlecht (Ecolo/Groen), the limitation had to be slowed down.
According to the alderman, this is not the only street in the town that is subject to a speed reduction. However, the particularity of the avenue de la Société nationale concerns the daily passage of a bus.
User comfort is affected by numerous holes that appear and grow larger over the years. Despite filling the holes with other materials, the foundations of the road are broken. Everything should be destroyed and rebuilt so that the holes no longer appear.
Last week, during a meeting attended by the alderman, the discussions focused on the introduction of an application for planning permission to renovate the avenue. The objective in this district would be to create The aim would be to use the area as a residential space, a place where traffic is not allowed to drive faster than 20 kilometres per hour.
The permit application should be made in the spring after consultation with the inhabitants. The renovations should begin at the end of 2022, or even at the beginning of 2023. But, by the end of the work, the street should remain limited to 10 km/h.
But according to Susanne Müller-Hübsch “ it is difficult to go faster anyway because of the state of the road.” The condition of the road has been this way for a long time now.
Earlier this month, Anderlecht had approved the circulation plan for a first car-free neighbourhood. As a result, many new squares will be created in Cureghem beginning this summer. With the Bergensesteenweg, the main through-axis will be left untouched for the time being.
As part of the regional mobility plan Good Move, the Region and the Brussels municipalities want to make all residential areas car-free by 2030. This is done by blocking through traffic. Every year, five of these districts are to be added.