In order to guarantee the safety of the pedestrians, the Rue du Chêne, the Impasse du Val des Roses, and the Rue de l'Etuve (between 59-65/48-52) will become a restricted traffic zone from 25 April 2018. These streets are then accessible for local traffic with admission tickets.
In 2018, the Grand-Place will be on the World Heritage List for 20 years. To celebrate this anniversary, the City of Brussels organizes a whole series of events. The first in line is the placement of 7 logos around the Grand-Place that refer to the World Heritage status. The placement of the bronze plates started on Monday 19 March and should take another two weeks.
After the attacks of 22 March 2016, the Archives of the City of Brussels collected the messages that were deposited at the Bourse and at the Maalbeek metro station. The service has also taken photographs of the messages that were written at the Bourse with chalk on the walls or on the ground. All these messages are now online on the new website of the Archives.