New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

Car-free Sunday in Brussels on 22 September 2013

On Sunday 22 September, Brussels organises its annual Car Free Sunday. From 9am till 7pm, car traffic is not allowed in the Brussels region, including the City of Brussels. Only emergency services, vehicles of public interest (such as taxis) and persons with a pass can circulate in the zones where car traffic is forbidden, but these will need to keep to the speed limit of 30km/hour.

The 19 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region will close their territory for all engine-vehicles as part of the European Week of Mobility (16 - 22 September). On this day public transport in Brussels, on vehicles of the STIB and De Lijn, is free of charge. 

During Car Free Sunday the city organises lots of activities. For more information on these, please have a look at the City of Brussels website.

The Ring of Brussels will be open to traffic, but exits to reach the territory of the Capital Region will be closed. Certain axes in Brussels will exceptionally be open to traffic. These are:

  • chaussée Romaine
  • rampe Gauloise
  • avenue du Tyras
  • drève Saint-Landry
  • avenue de Béjar
  • avenue Antoon Van Oss
  • chaussée de Vilvorde (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the Buda bridge)
  • digue du Canal
  • chaussée de Buda
  • rue du Dobbelenberg
  • rue du Bruel
  • Hamweg
  • rue du Witloof
  • rue de la Fusée (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the Albert I barrack)
  • boulevard Léopold III (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the NATO entrance for traffic leaving Brussels)
  • avenue du Bourget (between the frontier of the Brussels Region and the NATO entrance)

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