The annual 20 km of Brussels run is scheduled to take place in Brussels on May 28 and is expected to cause significant disruptions to transportation in the city. With a large number of participants, consisting of 42,000 runners and walkers from over 140 countries, the event will commence and conclude at the Parc du Cinquantenaire. As a result, several important streets will be closed off for a substantial part of the day on Sunday. In addition, certain tram and bus services may be affected if they intersect with the race course.
To minimize inconvenience, the organizers have recommended utilizing public transportation or bicycles. Beginning at 8:30 am, various roads such as rue Belliard, rue de la Régence, Avenue Louise, Place Poelaert, Bois de La Cambre, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Chaussée de La Hulpe, Boulevard du Souverain, and Avenue de Tervueren will be completely inaccessible to vehicles. The reopening of these streets will be conducted gradually after inspections by the crews of Brussels Net. Rue Belliard is expected to reopen around noon, followed by Avenue Louise at approximately 1:00 PM, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt around 2:00 PM, Boulevard du Souverain around 3:00 PM, and finally, Avenue Tervueren around 4:00 PM in the afternoon.
Authorities have advised residents and commuters to plan their travel accordingly, opting for alternative means of transportation to avoid the affected areas and potential disruptions caused by the event
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Road Closures and Transportation Disruptions
The 20 km of Brussels run is set to cause significant disruptions to transportation in the city, with several key streets being closed off for a substantial part of the day. Residents and commuters should anticipate delays and plan their travel accordingly to avoid the affected areas. Tram and bus services may also be affected if they intersect with the race course.
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Recommendation to Use Public Transport and Bicycles
To minimize inconvenience, the organizers of the event have strongly recommended utilizing public transportation or bicycles on the day of the run. With the large number of participants and road closures, choosing alternative modes of transportation will help individuals navigate the city more efficiently and avoid potential disruptions caused by the event