More and more Brussels residents opt for bicycles

More and more Brussels residents opt for bicycles

The number of cyclists in Brussels went up by 15.7% last year, according to statistics from the Brussels Cycling Observatory, published on Tuesday. Since 2010, cyclists have been increasingly numerous on the capital’s streets, with an average annual growth of 13%. However, the numbers had decreased slightly in 2017 (-0.8%) after an exceptional year in 2016 (+30%), noted the observatory, which conducts four counts per year in 26 strategic locations in the region. Growth rates vary greatly from location to location. The Rue de la Loi had the highest number…

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The most poor and most vulnerable are the most exposed to pollution

The most poor and most vulnerable are the most exposed to pollution

The poorest and most vulnerable individuals, children and pensioners – in Europe are also the most exposed to air and noise pollution, warns the European Environment Agency (the ‘AEE’) in a report published on Monday. “Generally speaking, the poorer you are in Europe, the greater the risks of living in an area with low air quality,” explains the Director of the AEE, Hans Bruyninckx. The EU agency, based in Copenhagen, is publishing for the first time in 25 years “exploratory analysis” of the relationship between socio-economic and environmental inequalities, hence…

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