Brussels’ public transport company, STIB, and municipal mobility consultants, Bruxelles Mobilité, are to begin redeveloping a city-centre avenue to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

A stretch of Avenue Fonsny to Gare du Midi will undergo a reconstruction following its identification as one of the most dangerous driving areas in the Beligian capital.

A recent report (link is external) showed that the Avenue Fonsny-Rue de Russie intersection caused one death, seven serious injuries and 68 minor injuries over the course of the four-year research.
The research was conducted by Espaces-Mobilité, the Belgian Institute for Road Safety, Bruxelles Mobilité and l’Opzoekingscentrum voor de Wegenbouw between 2010 and 2013. STIB and Bruxelles Mobilité will reduce Avenue Fonsny to one lane in the direction of the petite ceinture, the inner ring road that surrounds the historic city centre, and install a bike path and 10 pedestrian passages. The nearby section of Avenue Verhaegen to Gare du Midi will also be redeveloped.
However, as the width of the road cannot incorporate an independent cycle track, road markings will instead show the new cycle lane. For more information, visit (link is external) (in French). – See more at: