September 20, 2021

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A campaign warns drivers: keep meters away from cyclists

As part of Mobility Week, a campaign will be launched warning drivers to stay one meter away from cyclists.

As part of Mobility Week, a campaign will be launched warning drivers to stay one meter away from cyclists. If this space is not available, drivers are not allowed to overtake.

Within built-up areas, drivers must always leave a side distance of 1 meter between their vehicle and the cyclist or moped. The built-up outdoor space is one and a half meters. If there is not enough space, the driver must stay behind a cyclist or motorcyclist. The city of Ghent wants to make this traffic rule better known through a campaign on social media and with posters that will appear this week, from 13 to 19 September 2021, in several locations in Ghent’s neighbourhoods.

Cyclists and mopeds can only pass if there is enough space. In the city 1 meter outside the urban areas 1.5 meters. This means that there is not enough space to cross in many of the roads. This is prescribed by law, but the rule is not well known. It is safer to keep a safe distance for all road users.

Philip Watteau, local councilor for mobility

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