two sectors become pedestrian on this Monday, July 1, opinions are divided

two sectors become pedestrian on this Monday, July 1, opinions are divided
two sectors become pedestrian on this Monday, July 1, opinions are divided

On the first day of installing terminals, some drivers were confronted with their habits. In two sectors, at the bottom of the course of Alsace-et-Lorraine and around the court, traffic is now strictly regulated for cars. These streets, like those in the historic center, are now accessible by lowering bollards. The system does not…

On the first day of installing terminals, some drivers were confronted with their habits. In two sectors, at the bottom of the course of Alsace-et-Lorraine and around the court, traffic is now strictly regulated for cars. These streets, like those in the historic center, are now accessible by lowering bollards. The system is nothing new. The municipality’s objective is “to offer a secure and less polluted public space” and “to promote soft mobility”.

On Rue de la Porte, which overlooks the Cours d’Alsace-et-Lorraine, the terminal has been active since Monday morning. “For me, it’s positive because it helps reduce the number of cars in the small streets,” says Thibault Seronie, in his thirties, a guide for Ecotuk City Tour, a company offering tourist tours aboard electric tuk-tuks. “I live in the city center, I have a license but I don’t own a car. Public transport is well enough developed to get around the center.”

« Aberrant »

Of course, not everyone shares his opinion. Hakim Abchiche, 48, is a craftsman specializing in facade renovation. He parked his van at the end of the street, on the sidewalk, and placed barriers at the ends of the vehicle. It’s a way for him to reserve his space and show that his parking is “exceptional.” They are regularly moved by passers-by because they block the passage. “I find it absurd that the city hall requires owners to renovate their interiors (for ecological reasons in particular) but that it does not allow craftsmen to be able to work in good conditions,” he says, revolted.

Another trader in the area, Charles Ménager, takes a mixed view, not on the substance but on the way in which this system is implemented. “Avoiding cars in the city center indeed helps to calm the city, but there should be tolerance for the craftsmen who come to work there and many more cycle lanes to encourage people to use bicycles. With these terminals, it’s going to be a mess. The salespeople who come to my house cannot park. »

” A good thing “

Many people in this neighborhood point out how dangerous the Alsace-et-Lorraine course is for cyclists. This route does not have a cycle path but constitutes a very practical route to reach the quays and Pey-Berland. “I work here, I find that the terminal sector is a very good thing because it widens the pedestrian zone, we can move around better,” says Anouk Hyllion, 30, putting down her bike to go for an errand. On the other hand, if we develop this type of sector, we must add cycle paths. There is still too much missing in Bordeaux. »

So, since this Monday 1is July, the streets Elisée Reclus-Bonnie-Burguet, Ravez-Buhan-Rousselle are closed by bollards. On September 2, it will be the turn of the Mably and Bouffard-Montbazon-Nancel Penard perimeters.

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