Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in the Meuse valley
The problem of heavy goods vehicles in the triangle formed in the west by the Meuse, in the south by the N97 and in the east by the N4 is a major issue on many of the roads in this area. They cause a number of problems when passing through certain villages, such as noise, pollution and a feeling of being unsafe.
Based on these findings, the Walloon Public Service, the Economic Office of the Province of Namur (BEP) and the municipalities of Assesse, Dinant, Profondeville and Yvoir commissioned Transitec, ICEDD and Mathieu Nicaise Consultant to conduct a mobility study on the transportation of goods in the area.
- Analyse the movement of goods in a comprehensive way;
- Evaluate the measures already taken;
- Propose measures in terms of traffic, making the crossing of villages safer, in order to control the negative effects of HGV traffic,
- Evaluate mode shifts towards inland waterways and railways.
As part of this study, ICEDD participated in:
- Assessing the current situation with HGVs, including meetings with various local stakeholders;
- Identifying the issues and objectives;
- A multi-modal concept;
- Developing an action plan (modal changes, limitation of nuisance, redevelopments).