In Nantes, the first “Car Free Day” will be organized on September 18, 2022. This is a campaign promise from the mayor of the city.
of September 18, 2022 will be the first edition of “Day without a car” in Nantes.. Of 10 am to 6 pm, none of these vehicles will be able to move around in the Cathedral-Joffre district. This in the space that includes the quai de Versailles in the water glass, from the rue de Strasbourg to the Jardin des Plantes, report. Hello Nantes.
Parking in the streets of Strasbourg, Joffre, Geoffroy-Drouet and Clémenceau will be banned. The same applies to Place Dumoustier, Place Salengro, Place de l’Oratoire, as well as Quai Barbusse. The way, for locals, “yeah restore public space” says society.
Traffic and parking are prohibited
” During one dayeveryone can come and participate in a yoga class, attend a concert, play with family or simply move around more freely” , announced Johanna Rolland, mayor of Nantes and president of Nantes Métropole, on this matter. The activity is clearly prohibited when the cars are moving on the street.
“This day should be an opportunity to show that, from time to time, we all can use other ways aroundin a peaceful public space”, he continues. However, conditions to do so must be met.
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This decision is a continuation of measures put in place by the city hall for several years. This order drive the car out of town. Local pedestrians, facilities for other means of transport (circulation routes, public transport, etc.) are an army. But also a passing through the city to 30 km / h in 2020.
In 2023, a expansion of paid parking is planned. It remains to be seen if the same will be applied to the “Car Free Day” principle. A promise from the current city councilman’s last campaign.
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