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Belgium


Roads subject to restrictions

Roads reserved for pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and farm vehicles

Such roads are open only to the users indicated by the relevant traffic signs. Example:

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Cyclists

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In streets open to cyclists, cyclists may use the whole breadth of one-way streets, and the right lane of two-lane streets.
Motor vehicles may drive in cycle lanes, but:

  • may not overtake cyclists
  • may not drive faster than 30 km/h.

Pedestrian areas

Access to pedestrian areas is normally reserved for pedestrians.

Where indicated, pedestrian areas may be used by delivery vehicles, taxis picking up or dropping off passengers, and cyclists.

Drivers authorised to enter these areas must drive at walking pace and give way to pedestrians.

Cyclists must dismount if there are so many pedestrians that it is difficult to cycle around them.

Streets reserved for playing

The whole breadth of such streets is reserved for playing. Only residents and garage owners, priority vehicles, roller skaters, scooters and cyclists can use these streets.

Cyclists must dismount if necessary. Drivers authorised to enter these areas must drive at walking pace and give way to pedestrians.

Areas reserved for public transport services

Some areas are reserved for regular public transport services.

Bus lane

Indication of lanes reserved for regular public transport services

Motorway

It is forbidden to drive on the hard shoulder and to stop or park there, except in the event of a breakdown.

Main signs

The main signs prohibiting road users from doing particular things are:

No entry for any vehicles

No entry, in either direction, for any vehicles

No entry for motor vehicles with more than two wheels and motorcycles with side-cars

No entry for off-road vehicles with four wheels, open bodywork, motorbike-type handlebars and a saddle

No entry for motorbikes

No entry for mopeds

No entry for cyclists

No entry for towed vehicles

No entry for horse-riders

No entry for carts pushed by hand

No entry for pedestrians

No entry for vehicles over the specified maximum gross weight

No entry for buses or coaches

No entry for delivery vehicles

No entry for vehicles carrying dangerous goods

No entry for vehicles carrying dangerous flammable or explosive loads

No entry for vehicles carrying dangerous water-polluting goods

No entry for vehicles or combinations of vehicles that, together with their load, exceed the specified length

No entry for vehicles (load included), over the displayed width

No entry for vehicles that, together with their load, exceed the specified height

No turning in the direction shown by the arrow

 

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2011/82/EU) is provided by the national authorities in the country concerned. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.