When Brussels took the welcome step of banning cars from Grand’ Place and surrounding areas in the 1970s and 1980s, it also took away the bike racks that used to be available. Ever since the heart of the city centre has provided virtually zero provision of parking facilities for cyclists.
Gracq and Fietsersbond are working on a list of places in central Brussels which lack any bike parking facilities. Their proposals will be presented to the city council during the Commission Vélo meeting in early July.
You can help by identifying the spots where there should be bike racks, but there aren’t any.
Please take a moment to look at the interactive tools on the Gracq and Fietsersbond websites, before 16 June.
(Now what would be really, really great, would be being able to park your bike in Brussels, and to find that it’s still there when you get back. But that’s another campaign.)