01 Sep '23

The Long and Winding Road

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door Luc Vander Elst
The N2 runs through the most densely populated part of the Flemish Rand, from Brussels to Leuven, Diest and Hasselt and reaches the Dutch border near Maastricht. The roughly 101-kilometre-long road includes a 6.7-kilometre stretch in the Flemish Rand, all of which lies in Zaventem.

Join us on a journey from the border with Kortenberg to the one with Brussels. Driving not cycling, as it is far too dangerous for bikes on this regional road full of businesses and linear urban sprawl. What remains of the past is well hidden here. What does stand out is the so-called ‘Woluwe pit’ where the road heads down in a descent towards Sint-Stevens-Woluwe. Work is currently underway on the redevelopment of the Woluwe River Valley.