We will have to ease off on Lyon’s roads. The ecological mayor, Grégory Doucet, announced this Tuesday, September 14 the generalization of the speed limit to 30 km / h in the city in the spring of 2022. A measure ” notably “ intended to reduce the number of accidents.
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“Next spring, we are going to switch to “city 30”. Almost all of the roads will be at 30 km / h, except for certain high-traffic axes which will remain at 50 km / h “, announced Grégory Doucet on the antenna of France 3 Rhône-Alpes.
Reduce accidents and noise
This decision aims to “To appease the city and in particular” To “Reduce accidentology”, explained the mayor of Lyon. “In the major European capitals, he explains, like Brussels or in Spain and the Netherlands, which have already passed through town 30, what do we see? 40% fewer road accidents in the city. “
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This measure, which was on the program of the environmental candidate elected in March 2020, also aims to reduce “Traffic noise” for the more than 500,000 Lyonnais, added to AFP the assistant (EELV) for mobility, Valentin Lungenstrass.
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Many signage changes will be expected, such as the installation of signs, road markings and, a priori, the passage of the roads concerned in both cycle directions.