The news means that the cost for the infrastructure works will be carried completely by the province and the Flemish government, so that the local municipalities don't have to step in any longer. The province hopes that this will speed up the whole process.
At present, three fast cycle links are on the table: one between Leuven and Brussels, one going from Mechelen to Brussels (alongside the canal) and next continuing to Halle, and a third one from Asse and Zellik to the capital.
For the Leuven-Brussels connection, a big bridge has to be built across the enormous Brussels Orbital Road. This route will follow the railway over a long stretch. It is hoped that most of the cycleways can be ready by 2017.