The cycle path at Guldenbergplein has been moved. At the beginning of this month, work started to tackle the unsafe situation at the bus stop, partly due to the honey tree. The area around the tree was tackled so that the tree could remain standing. The cycle path now continues on the other side of the tree.
Until before the works, unsafe situations often arose at the bus stop and the cycle path, which was somewhat unfortunate, partly due to the presence of the tree. The municipality, together with the Roads and Traffic Agency, looked at how they could solve the problem. “This honey tree is considered one of the most valuable trees in Wevelgem,” says mayor Jan Seynhaeve (CD&V). “That is why a resolute decision was made to preserve the tree and adapt the immediate environment around the tree.” To give the tree sufficient space, the immediate area around the tree was paved and the new cycle path was constructed on the other side of the tree. The footpath also moved as a result.
Another location is being provided for the bus shelter, a few meters away, and will be installed soon. “The new cycle path not only became safer because of the movement to the other side of the tree on the one hand and because it is no longer covered by tree roots on the other, but the cycle path was also made wider, from 1.1 m to 1.75 m. Due to all these adjustments it was necessary to take up two parking spaces on Guldenbergplein.
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