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No need for Brussels cyclists to stop at red Light

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There’s no need to stop at red lights when you’re a cyclist in Brussels-Capital Region.

 

Brussels Minister of Public Works and Transport Brigitte Grouwels and Mobility State Secretary Bruno De Lille announced that the region has put up 100 new signs that allow cyclists to run a red light. The region now has 184 signs that give cyclists permission to run the red light.

 

There are two types of signs for cyclists: B22 and B23. A B22 sign means cyclists can turn right at an intersection even with the red light on. A B23 sign means cyclists can run straight through the intersection at red or yellow light, though they do not have priority.

 

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Previous studies have shown that running a red light is not dangerous for cyclists in Brussels-Capital Region because they will end up joining cycle lanes or shared bus and cycle lanes, keeping them away from other vehicles. Combined cyclist and pedestrian lights have also helped maintain safety at certain intersections.

 

During previous tests on the effectiveness of the rule, the State of Mobility gave three advantages for cyclists to run the red light: time savings, convenience and safety.

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