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Brussels launches its 30 City programme

5 January 2021

Brussels is among a number of European cities which have introduced wide 30kph speed limits.

Launching its new scheme as a 30 City, Brussels should have fewer traffic accidents with fewer serious consequences. Each year, 50 people are killed or seriously injured on the capital’s roads as a result of speed-related incidents. The 30 City scheme is also about improving health and reducing noise pollution. At 30 km/h, different road users can co-exist more peacefully as the roads are safer for pedestrians, people with reduced mobility, cyclists and motorists.

Other European cities have also introduced city-wide 30 limits. Grenoble, Oslo and Bilbao have achieved great results in terms of reduced road deaths and serious injuries.

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