The upcoming tram in Liege city centre boosts the creation of more pedestrians zones

Didier Van Den Eynde

After Brussels and Namur, Liège intends to extend its pedestrian zone in the city center. According to the plans being drawn up, the car will give way to pedestrians in Place Cathédrale, Place Saint-Paul, Place Xavier Neujean as well as around the Opera (Hamal and Clémenceau streets). In this historic area where the emblematic buildings of the Opera and the Saint-Jean collegiate church are located, all space must be freed from cars. They will no longer drive there neither park there. It is the upcoming arrival of the tram in this district that encourages the municipal authorities to initiate this development to make these public places more pleasant by greening them and making them pedestrian.

The sketches produced by the architectural firm Baumans-Deffet allow to imagine what could become this large pedestrian area, but at this stage nothing is definitive. The renovation projects still must be approved by the municipal council. Works should start at the end of next year and end in April 2026.

The city of Liège also aims to pedestrianize, at least partially, the place du XX-August and the place Cockerill around the central building of the University.

Source : RTC Liège