Circulation plan Pentagon
The City of Brussels made a new circulation plan for the Pentagon (city centre). This traffic plan started on 29 June 2015.
The circulation plan has the following main features:
Larger pedestrian zone
The pedestrian zone in the Pentagon is extended around the Grand-Place and parts of the Sablon, the Saint-Jacques, the Jardin aux Fleurs and the Dansaert quarter will also become pedestrian zones: see 'map pedestrians and cyclists' below.
New city bicycle network
New local bike routes are added to the existing regional bicycle routes in the Pentagon: see 'map pedestrians and cyclists' below.
A bicycle parking will be made at the the Bourse pre-metro station. Throughout the Pentagon, the City invests in bike racks and bike boxes.
The public transport company STIB changes its bus network in order to adapt to the circulation plan: see 'map STIB' below. The bus lanes will go in the same direction as the car traffic.
Destination and parking guidance
The new traffic plan consists of a destination guidance (loop) in one direction around the comfort zone, with the exception of the loop in the upper town where two directions apply: see 'map cars' below.
An important goal of this circulation plan is to lead motorized traffic as soon as possible to a public parking. Together with the Region, the City works on installing flexible signs.