In addition to the soft development in Charolais, he is also committed to the TER line between Paray le Monial and Lyon.
The European Soft Mobility Week, which runs from Friday 16 September to Thursday 22 September 2022, is an opportunity to recall the actions taken by Le Grand Charolais to promote new, greener modes of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport. Given the current economic context with rising energy costs, Grand Charolais President Gerald Gorda clarifies that “our actions on sustainable mobility will be a priority as this is a growing demand from the population.”
Know how to ride a bike
If Know How to Cycle is supported at the national level by national education, Le Grand Charolais intervenes on a national scale, providing material and human support. In total, there are 4 inter-municipal agents with graduates of ETAFS (territorial teacher of physical culture and sports activities), who are in contact with the district educational adviser on:
• Provide training for primary school teachers. Technical presentation of cycling and how a bicycle works, scenarios… 12 teachers took part in the training for the 2021/2022 academic year.
• Support 6 schools during school bike rides. This represents over 220 students from May to June 2022.
• Provision of equipment: provision of 15 mountain bikes and training materials.
New soft track in Charolles
As part of the development of sustainable mobility and the structuring of soft travel in Grand Charolas, intercommunity is launching a new phase of work in Charolais. This new section of the soft route follows on from last year between the Maison du Charolais (near the RCEA interchange) and the Parc des Expositions.
The new line, which began work in late summer 2022, will link the Exhibition Park with the city center through a square called La Garaudain. Until today, cyclists and pedestrians have been forced to use the departmental road to reach the center of Charolles and facilities such as the swimming pool or the campsite. The development of this new line will offer them a safer alternative route.
Planned for cyclists, walkers (including those with limited mobility) and inline skaters, this gentle route will follow rural paths at its “top” section and connect with an old rail line (the Department’s Greenway Development Project), for the entire length of approximately 1 ,2 km.
THIVENT in La Chapelle-sous-Dene, which received the contract to carry out the work, is responsible for the construction under the supervision and control of INGEPRO, an engineering firm in Vandenès-le-Charols. The estimated amount of the operation is 233,000 euros excluding VAT, a significant budget that Le Grand Charolais was able to raise by mobilizing about 70% of the subsidies.
Completion is scheduled for November, and commissioning will be carried out before the end of the year.
This new facility will be inaugurated next spring and will help increase the attractiveness and development of our territory as a tourist destination, as well as encourage physical activity.
In Digouan, soft transport works have been completed since April 2021: a path connects the La Brierette area to the city center via the existing greenway and Ligerval business district.
Collective action for the line TER Paray-le-Monial – Lyon
The communities of Le Grand Charolais, Brionnais Sud Bourgogne, Beaujolais Pierres Dorées and the West Rodanian agglomeration wish to take on a collective responsibility to improve and develop the Paray-le-Monial – Lyon TER line. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10:00 (in Lamour-sur-Azergues), these 4 local authorities will sign a partnership agreement to jointly implement this political project and lead it to success. The line TER Paray-le-Monial – Lyon is the structuring line for these territories, which it serves at 9 stations and which it crosses to reach the neuralgic point, that is, the metropolitan area of Lyon.