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Project. Pedestrian zone

What is it about?

The pedestrian zone is expanded from 28 to 50 hectares and now includes a large part of the Boulevard Anspach, the Place de Brouckère, the Place de la Bourse and the Place Fontainas. The project includes the construction of more than 3000 m² of green space, a system that allows rainwater to be absorbed so that a large part of the water that is used for the green spaces in the pedestrian zone comes from a sustainable and environmentally-friendly source, seats with graffiti-resistant paint, more drinking water fountains, more intelligent trash cans, more energy saving thanks to public lighting with LED lamps and 1,000 parking spaces for bicycles.

What purpose?

To improve public health by reducing air pollution, noise and stress as a result of the excessive traffic that is often unnecessary. To bring a more pleasant atmosphere into the city by investing in cultural activities and events. To decorate the city through the redevelopment of public space by rebuilding real squares, by renovating the facades of remarkable buildings and harmonizing the various shop fronts. To expand the green space from 200 to 3250 m², not even including the redevelopment of the Fontainas Park (9,000 m²). Finally, the goal is to create a new dynamic in the economic activity of the City centre.

Pedestrian zone - Bourse