It could make life easier for hill dwellers: we tell you all about this new car park expected in Nice

It could make life easier for hill dwellers: we tell you all about this new car park expected in Nice
It could make life easier for hill dwellers: we tell you all about this new car park expected in Nice

First break of ground, at the end of June, on the site of the former Avia service station, 1, boulevard Tzarewitch. This is where the Tzarewitch park and ride will be built and delivered – by the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, in over a year.

Why here, instead of a gas station that has been closed for three years? To serve the surrounding hills, the Metropolis justifies it.

Greening of facades

Computer-generated image of the port workshop/NCA Metropolis.

From September, the high-level bus service will run along the Cessole-Gambetta axis. This 8+ bus line will provide a shuttle between Place Goiran, in Saint-Sylvestre, and the exhibition center, to the east of the city.

All this on its own site, thanks to 18-metre long electric vehicles. “8 minutes to reach Place Masséna and 15 minutes to the exhibition center”promises the deputy for Traffic and president of the Ligne d’Azur management, Gaël Nofri.

To support this project, he continues, “We needed to have parking facilities to easily access the Lignes d’Azur network while developing a high-quality project”.

So, several months of work began on Thursday, June 27, with the demolition of what remains of the station and a small private raised parking lot.

The work will last three months, after which the construction site will begin to create three levels of parking. Here, 270 spaces for cars and 120 for two-wheelers (motorized or not) are expected.

On the top level, photovoltaic panels will provide energy recharging and the extension of the Raimu square – adjoining the building – will be ensured by the greening of the facades and part of the roof of the park and ride, accessible via Tzarewitch, and whose exit will be via rue Cluvier. Delivery scheduled for the end of 2025.

This is a park and ride. Therefore, accessible to users of public transport, in this case, buses.

However, as in other park and ride facilities, the space is shared. That is to say, in the evenings and at weekends, local residents will also be able to park their vehicles for a subscription, the amount of which remains to be defined.

The “relocated” boules enclosure

A rounded and openwork architecture in place of the old gas station and private parking lot. Computer-generated image of the port workshop/NCA Metropolis.

The site will be operated by Régie Ligne d’azur for the park and ride part and by Régie Parcs d’Azur for other uses.

What about the boules enclosure that was there, wedged between the station and the square? “It will be partially relocated to the square and the parking lot”promises a project manager.

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