Where are you allowed to pass, where are you allowed to drive, and which way are the traffic signs and who are they for? These are questions that passers-by – and there are many – are occupying these days through Lochristi Dorp. If it can reassure you: today there is consultation about the correct signage with the mobility service and the contractor who is reconstructing the bicycle paths for AWV.
The signs for the bicycle ban – or not at all – are the main eye-catchers in the chaos. To such an extent that the local police who kept an eye on things last Friday morning at the start of phase 2 also doubted what was and was not allowed. The white sign with bicycle traffic in both directions, next to the red bordered prohibition sign.. for cyclists. One day it is on the left, the other on the right. An essential difference, of course. “The signage is indeed confusing,” said chief of police Koen Van Poucke of the Puyenbroeck region police zone. “We have therefore already asked the local police to make some adjustments. The mobility service of the municipality of Lochristi supports our request. That’s why today (Tuesday, ed.) a consultation with the contractor of the client, road manager AWV (Agency for Roads and Traffic). Apart from that, there are regular passers-by who move or reverse all kinds of signage on their own initiative, which makes things even more complicated.”
Order in the sign chaos is therefore imminent, after today’s consultation we will keep you informed about the possible adjustment to the signage. So that you can safely and especially safely through the center of Lochristi. By car and by bicycle.