Department off the F3 Brussels-Leuven cycle freeway to Brussels Airport able to welcome first cyclists


The department main off the F3 cycle freeway between Brussels and Leuven to Brussels Airport is prepared to be used. Because of this new department, workers, native residents and passengers who journey gentle can attain the airport by bike in a protected, quick and sustainable approach. The realisation of this cycle path is a collaboration between the Flemish Area, the province of Flemish Brabant, the municipality of Zaventem and Brussels Airport Firm.   

Brussels Airport is now related to the F3 Leuven-Brussels cycle freeway with a brand new strategic department. The F3 is one of many primary cycle highways in Flemish Brabant and a part of the FietsGEN (regional specific cycle path community) between Flanders and Brussels. The excavation works to construct this cycle path began on 1 September final 12 months, and in March the required indicators had been put up and markings painted, and the venture was accomplished. The department connecting the airport with the cycle freeway is 1.eight kilometres lengthy and three.5 metres huge and largely lies on the mattress of the previous railway monitor.  66 lighting poles guarantee protected biking day and evening. For guests, workers and passengers alike, there are bicycle parking areas on the airport, with charging stations for electrical bicycles.

On the east facet, the brand new cycle path, often known as S-bend due to its form, connects to cycle freeway F3 east of the junction of Martinusweg and Nossegemwegje. On the west facet, the department connects to a brand new venture by the municipality of Zaventem to enhance the present unpaved path that longs the Zaventem cemetery, which then connects to Kerkhoflaan. On the north facet, there’s a connection to the A201 Leopoldlaan close to the Heidestraat, giving cyclists entry to the airport. This venture is a collaboration between Brussels Airport, the Flemish Authorities, the province of Flemish Brabant and the municipality of Zaventem. Brussels Airport was in command of the execution of the works.

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Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport: “Good mobility is extraordinarily essential for the airport. Not solely will we make sure the protected motion of plane, however we’re additionally an essential hub for public transport and are dedicated to being a bicycle-friendly airport. With this department, we need to encourage all those that work on the airport, native residents and likewise passengers who journey calmly, to take their bike extra typically. In regular instances, about 100,000 individuals come to the airport day-after-day. With this connection, coming to the airport by bike is now much more snug and safer.”

Flemish Minister of Mobility Lydia Peeters: “With protected and cozy bicycle infrastructure, together with cycle highways, we need to encourage much more individuals to select the bike. Particularly for purposeful journeys and commuting, cycle highways play an essential position. With the brand new bicycle connection between Brussels Airport and the F3 cycle freeway, we need to stimulate bicycle journeys within the area. For the realisation of this venture, Flanders granted a subsidy of 513,795.58 euros to Brussels Airport Firm. By means of cooperation like this, we are able to speed up the advance of our biking infrastructure and create essential lacking hyperlinks, with one objective: stimulating the biking reflex in everybody.”

Tom Dehaene, Commissioner for Mobility, Province of Flemish Brabant: “The F3 cycle freeway is a busy commuter route that we’re connecting through this S-bend on to the airport, an essential employer in our area. On this approach, we significantly improve the potential of the F3 and hope to persuade each workers and travellers to make use of the bicycle to journey to the airport. This isn’t solely wholesome, but in addition good for the setting. This venture is subsequently a great instance of how totally different coverage ranges, along with employers, could make mobility in our area extra sustainable.”

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Mayor of Zaventem Ingrid Holemans: “The variety of inhabitants within the municipality of Zaventem is systematically growing, as are the employment alternatives within the airport space, which signifies that the variety of actions can also be rising. To proceed to ensure accessibility and high quality of life in our municipality, we determined to develop a biking tradition in Zaventem. We’re creating increasingly bicycle precedence streets within the streetscape and we’re investing in new bicycle amenities and consciousness campaigns. This legislature will see the development of just about 30 km of latest cycle paths in Zaventem. The implementation of the S-bend suits completely throughout the present technique of the municipality of Zaventem to additional develop a protected and cozy cycle path community!”



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