Spotlight on alternatives to the car, this Saturday in Auxerre

Global warming, inflation, energy crisis, etc. Calls for sobriety and reduced consumption have multiplied since the summer of 2022. The issue of transport is no exception, despite the temporary drop in fuel prices at the pump with government support at the end of the year. In this context, the urban community of Auxerrois is launching this Saturday, September 24, 2022, a mobility day in the center of Auxerre from 10.00 to 17.00 to also highlight the means of transport for the car. often used with only one person on board.

This event takes place within the framework of a European week with the same theme. “Awareness of the people of Auxerre, and especially those who live in the city, to do without their car as much as possible for their domestic journeys is one of the keys to the transition that the urban community wants to support, indicates the community on the Internet . Dedicated to alternative forms of travel for all cars, this first edition aims to raise awareness among residents about the challenges of mobility, inform them about existing offers, get them to test these different solutions. All in a fun way.”

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Information campaign

This event aims to promote collective or non-polluting modes of transport, with the installation of several stands in the rue du Temple, such as Karos carpooling or Leo hydrogen buses from Transdev.

Several activities have also been announced by the community to allow residents of the Auxerrois area to test or discover these alternatives to the car, such as a discovery walk on bicycle routes with the Auxerre association La roue libre and the office of Vizea studies, a demonstration and test of bicycles of all kinds, repair workshops and demonstrations of electric bicycles with Cofferdam, a scooter safety circuit by Two Roule, or presentation of tourist discovery circuit vineyards by bicycle offered by Cycle Divin.

This Mobility Day aims to shed light on soft mobility and promote and boost urban society’s policy on this theme.

“The organization of this Mobility Day wants to shed light on soft mobility and to promote and boost the Agglomeration’s policy on this theme around the bicycles provided, hydrogen transport or carpooling, details Magloire Siopathis, the society’s vice-president in charge of mobility and transport and mayor of Appoigny The results of the study carried out during the summer on the use of bicycles and the expectations of users are currently being analyzed to establish a next will be determined the actions to be carried out, also in terms of safety, and the allocated financial resources, but this is still under consideration. [24 septembre]to take the temperature and raise awareness of the use of these forms of travel, as well as the related problems.

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It is in connection with this last specific point that there will also be an information stand for the association of approved air quality monitoring associations, as well as a Clubmob pavilion to present mobility solutions to facilitate access to employment.

Disturbances. Traffic will be prohibited for all motorized vehicles in the rue du Temple in Auxerre for the duration of the event, this Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Delphine Toujas

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