The Brussels region has the worst traffic in Europe, and the situation gets worse every year. The worsening traffic conditions also bring pollution, noise pollution, and reduce the overall quality of life of the population. Not to mention the accidents involving cars, reduced space for other modes of transport, and the dangerous intersections for cyclists and pedestrians who, despite having precedence, are not always respected.
With this in mind, the Brussels government has made efforts to change the situation by investing in urban mobility through tram networks, more space for bikes and pedestrians, and even by helping drivers to be more careful with pedestrians and improving visibility.
One such initiative is the City30, that according to Elke Van den Brandt, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Mobility, Public Works and Road Safety, “aims to reduce the impact of car accidents in the city, by lowering the speed.”