Munkzwalm: Zone 30 Zuidlaan.
Currently through the center of Zwalm around 4 pm is an assignment. Cars from t’Hoofd to the railway.
Crossing the street in the center is an infernal task for around that hour.
Many complaints have already resulted in a decision by the municipal council to introduce a zone 30 in the center.
It takes some courage to make such decisions and yet that is exactly what Patrrick Moreels did.
I spoke to him about it.
In the foreseeable future we do indeed foresee a zone 30 in the center of Munkzwalm, clarifies ships of mobility Patrick Moreels.
It will indeed only concern the short route between the Zwalmbeek and the railway.
After some consultation, we obtained permission from the Roads and Traffic Agency.
As a result, we also comply with both our electoral promises and our management agreements.
This measure fits in with the forthcoming general and uniform speed policy plan for the entire municipality. This plan had previously been approved by the city council and was also presented in advance to the broad civil society, represented in the municipal traffic committee.
The rollout is planned for late autumn, early next year.
As befits social media, many reactions have also been received. When I read them, the nonsense often piles up here.
But Moreels is convinced that the measures are necessary and will only be introduced over a limited distance, namely between the Zwalmbeek and the railway crossing.
We are therefore assured of a very large support base and well-substantiated file, in spite of a few “opinion makers”.
Of course there will be additional measures because we do know that placards – at least for some people – are only a decor.
Although there is a real chance of being caught, the number of checks still needs to be increased considerably, especially in dense neighborhoods and centres.
We have raised this sore point with the police several times in the past, but we are now hoping for improvement.
“Personally, I am only moderately fond of the current fine system because it is linear and therefore does not affect everyone equally, on the contrary.
Together with the national Vooruit party board, we will therefore continue to pressurize to finally work on a driving license with penalty points.
The ultimate objective is to make the traffic quality of our densely populated centers and villages a lot more pleasant and safer and to slow down repeat offenders.” according to the ships.