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On Sunday 16 September 2012, Brussels organizes its traditional Car Free Sunday. From 9 am till 7 pm, car traffic is not allowed in the Brussels Region, including the City of Brussels. Only urgent services, vehicles of public interest and persons with a pass can circulate in the zones where car traffic is forbidden.
The 19 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region will close their territory for car traffic on Sunday 16 September 2012. The Car Free Sunday is part of the European Week of Mobility (16 to 22 September). During this day lots of activities about mobility will be proposed to the Brusselses.
The Brussels Region closed for traffic
On Sunday 16 September 2012, the whole territory of the Brussels Capital Region (19 Brussels municipalities, among which the City of Brussels) is forbidden to car traffic, from 9 am till 7 pm. All traffic with an engine will be forbidden. The public transport by the STIB and De Lijn is free on that day. A pass can be delivered to persons who make the demand. Attention, this demand of dispensation must be duly motivated.
Roads open to traffic
- The ring of Brussels will be open to traffic. Only the exits to reach the territory of the Region will be closed.
On the territory of the City of Brussels (Brussels-centre, Laeken, Haren, Neder-Over-Heembeek), certain axes will be exceptionally open to traffic:
- chaussée Romaine
- rampe Gauloise
- avenue de Madrid (between the avenue de l'Atomium and the avenue de Miramar)
- avenue de Miramar
- avenue du Tyras
- drève Saint-Landry
- avenue de Béjar
- avenue Antoon Van Oss
- chaussée de Vilvorde (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the Buda bridge)
- digue du Canal
- chaussée de Buda
- rue du Dobbelenberg
- rue du Bruel
- rue du Witloof
- rue de la Fusée (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the Albert I barrack)
- boulevard Léopold III (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the NATO entrance for traffic leaving Brussels)
- avenue du Bourget (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the NATO entrance)
Parking your vehicle?
- Place: Parking C with 10.000 available places. Follow the signs on the ring of Brussels [plan]
- Price: 5 euro per day
Who can ride on Sunday 16 September?
Are authorized to circulate on the condition of respecting the limit of 30 kph:
- vehicles of public transport (STIB, TEC, De Lijn)
- emergency services
- vehicles of public interest
- press vehicles (with sign)
- vehicles of minibus type (8 + 1 places) bearing the initials HORECA
- disabled provided with the special card (article 27.4.3 d of the royal Order of December 1st, 1975 concerning general regulation of the road traffic police)
- vehicles with a license plate CD (diplomatic corps)
- people with a pass delivered by the authorities
A pass can be delivered to persons who make the demand. Attention, this demand of dispensation must be duly motivated.
The Week of Mobility in Belgium
The Week of Mobility is organized in the Brussels Region and, also:
Events during the Car Free Sunday
During the Car Free Sunday, lots of events take place in Brussels:
On the agenda
Demand of dispensation
Boulevard Anspach 6
Tel. : 02 279 62 57
Fax : 02 279 62 69
Opening hours : Open from Monday 3 September till Wednesday 12 September 2012, from 8:30 am till 3:30 pm, Thursday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
pass for the Car Free Sunday
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