Death of a cyclist in Schaerbeek: residents of Colonel Bourg demand security in the area

Death of a cyclist in Schaerbeek: residents of Colonel Bourg demand security in the area
Death of a cyclist in Schaerbeek: residents of Colonel Bourg demand security in the area

The accident happened this Thursday morning around 7:20 a.m. The cyclist, born in 1968, died at the scene.

This Thursday morning, a cyclist lost her life in Schaerbeek, hit by a truck on rue Colonel Bourg. An investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances of the tragedy, but a few hours after the tragedy, residents of the Colonel Bourg neighborhood committee are warning about the danger of the roads bordering the scene of the accident.We note that the pseudo cycle paths in our street in Schaerbeek and Evere are just simple lines drawn on the ground, and not a secure path with separation bollards between vehicles (cars, trucks, etc.) and bicycles and scooters. This allows any deadly deviation of vehicles against soft mobility users.“, they explain in a press release sent to various media.

They are now appealing to local authorities: “We ask the municipality to carry out, with the competent stakeholders at the municipal and regional level, the emergency work on rue Colonel Bourg and rue Evenepoel to secure the cycle path.“They are asking for the work to be completed before the elections next October. They are also calling for better regulation of the movement of construction machinery,”which saturate our neighborhoods and which will last over time to the detriment of our citizens“.

The area has been under construction for many years. Many housing units have been built and a large-scale redevelopment project for the site is planned in the long term.

T.D.

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