Tuesday, August 25, 2015


 August 24, 2015

Since June 29, Brussels has a new pedestrian area. All around "La Bourse" (stock market building) no cars are allowed anymore. The big Boulevard Anspach in front of La Bourse has been closed for cars. Now people can walk around in the middle of the street.

I must admit that it took me a little time to dare to walk on the boulevard. But it is wonderful. Now you can sit on benches, there are also  Picnic tables, and there is no car noise anymore. It is also good for the preservation of the historical buildings in this area.

Instead of cars, you can take a coach and let you drive around

Benches and picnic tables on the street

No danger for bikes anymore

Now it looks like this

instead of this !


Anonymous said...

A great improvement and public spaces for people, not cars.

Mari said...

That is much more beautiful and preferable. It might be in convenient to many mitorists but it's for the good of public and most specialy the preservation of old historical cultural buildings.

diane b said...

What a great idea. Brings people into the city.

biebkriebels said...

Great idea for big cities, so much more comfortable to walk around without all the traffic mess.

Fun60 said...

Can cyclists still use it or is it just for pedestrians?

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful place and wonderful photos ~ glad you got to walk around!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Klara said...

nice photos. I like the idea of a car free center and just hope it will catch on. my, so far, experiences are not that nice.

Loree said...

It looks like a nice place to take a walk and then sit down and relax.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A great improvement!


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