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Plan to attract new businesses to Brussels pedestrian zone

10:39 23/10/2021

The City of Brussels is currently working on a commercial development plan for the central pedestrian zone, which will be presented by the year’s end, mayor Philippe Close has confirmed.

He was responding to several municipal councillors, members of the opposition, who were concerned about a perceived lack of safety, cleanliness and commercial activity in parts of the pedestrian zone.

Councilor Marie Nagy, on the other hand, invited her colleagues to be more nuanced in their remarks which could harm, according to her, the image and the prospects of the zone.

The City of Brussels invests in the management of pedestrian traffic every day, said Close. He said a commercial development plan is being drawn up to strengthen the commercial identity of each street concerned.

The space located between the Bourse and Place Fontainas will be focused on the needs of families. The one between the Place De Brouckère and the Bourse will be oriented towards commuters and tourists more in search of dining possibilities.


Written by Richard Harris



Making it more attractive would probably help a lot. To me it is a nasty featureless concrete area that I make sure I don't often go to!

Oct 27, 2021 12:57