150 people paid tribute to Iwona, a young cyclist who died in Forest, this Friday


Several speeches were also made to demand more security on this forest avenue.

“First of all, it is incomprehensible that this road is still at 50 km / h and has not gone up to 30 km / h. The municipal and regional authorities must act to protect weak users such as pedestrians and cyclists, on arteries like this one, ”declared to Belga one of the members of Heroes For Zero, a citizen collective militant for“ zero. death and zero serious injuries in Brussels traffic ”, organizer of the tribute to Iwona.

Later in the evening, a “ghost bike”, a bicycle painted in white symbolizing the death of a cyclist in Brussels traffic, will be left at the location of the accident.

In addition, like every last Friday of the month, a procession of bicycles passing through all the “black spots” of the city, where serious accidents to the detriment of cyclists have taken place, will also go to Avenue Albert in Forest. Between 300 and 400 cyclists are expected.

On February 20, Iwona, a young woman of 30, was cycling on Albert Avenue in Forest. She was run over by a car as she crossed the crosswalk to Berkendael Street. She died of her injuries.

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