If we want to convince more people to choose cycling, we need to provide good infrastructure. In order to encourage commuter traffic by bicycle to and from Brussels, we are striving to eliminate a number of missing links in the bicycle highway network. These include the Brussels-Leuven HST route, the bicycle highway along the R22 Woluwedal, the bicycle highway along the A12 in Meise and the canal route (Vilvoorde-Grimbergen).
Recreational cyclists will also be able to travel more smoothly and safely along, under and over the Ring thanks to the construction of new cycling infrastructure, and improvements to existing cycling facilities on the new Ring.
The public transport offering is also being comprehensively extended. With the expansion of the Brabantnet, three fully-fledged tram (bus) lines will be introduced. These lines will connect to the existing transport networks and offer travellers the opportunity to switch quickly and comfortably between tram, train or metro.
The Ringtrambus will connect important locations in the northern periphery of Brussels, including Zaventem Airport, Vilvoorde Station and Heysel, with each other. With the rapid tram, you can travel along the A12 from Fort Breendonk to Brussels North in just 40 minutes. The Airport tram brings you smoothly to Zaventem Airport from Brussels North. Good news for travellers then, but also for commuters and businesses along this route.
Cyclists and pedestrians will also benefit from this regeneration. We are working on new bicycle lanes and pedestrian paths, and streets and squares along the route will be given a high quality makeover.
At present, local and through traffic have to criss-cross to either join or exit the Ring Road. We're currently looking for safe solutions.
People move, live and work around the Ring, and animals live there. With the new Ring, we want to reflect on how to best connect these elements. The Ring can no longer form a barrier. Places such as Laarbeek Forest, Tangebeek Forest and the Woluwe Valley are attractive green areas along the Ring. Connecting these green areas over or under the Ring will create large green connections that benefit humans and animals.