A new traffic sign: the living end road

  • Soort:Nieuws Fietsberaad
  • Datum:17-06-2013

Belgium will soon have a new traffic sign that will be referred to as the “living end road” sign. It signals that the road is a blind alley for motorised traffic but not for cyclists and pedestrians.


  • At the end of April a bill to this end was approved, officially paving the way for a new traffic sign with symbols that indicate that the road is a blind alley except for cyclists and pedestrians. A sampling done by the Pedestrians' Movement indicates that 70 to 75 percent of all “blind alley” streets in Belgium allow, in fact, through passage.
    In the meantime an “action kit” has been made ready for municipalities, containing an instruction and a set of stickers. These stickers portray the symbols for a cyclist and a pedestrian and can be applied to the front of the “F45: blind alley” traffic sign to indicate to cyclists and pedestrians that the road allows through passage for them. The idea is not entirely new. The International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP) had previously suggested that the 'Living End Road' be made known. The road authorities themselves will decide if they wish to make use of this possibility.

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