In the framework of the MORE project final conference, several MORE project partners gathered in Brussels on the 16th of February for a site visit. The activity focused on a stretch of Brussels’ N266 regional road (Avenue Paul Hymans), between the metro stations Tomberg and Roodebeek. This stretch of road resembles a typical major axis of the MORE case studies, where heavy motorised traffic, mass public transport, and active and soft mobility converge, making it a perfect place for a site visit with our MORE experts and practitioners.
During the visit, it was possible to see the traffic-calming measures that Brussels has been putting into place, such as the 30km/h speed limit. Such efforts support street space reallocation as they prioritise active and soft mobility modes with the implementation of adequate cycling infrastructure and parking and pedestrian crossings, thus, working as an integrated strategy, not as a single solution.
MORE project partners International Federation of Pedestrians and European Passengers’ Federation guided the visit. Both organisations provide constant feedback and suggestions to the city of Brussels, so that street space reallocation in the city does not get neglected, considering the different needs of all street space users in the process. In this way, street conflicts can be minimised and road safety increased. The site visit was a great opportunity for the MORE partners to see up-close actions from another city that correspond with the project’s approaches, emphasising the topic’s relevance for our streets.