[Expertise] Ramdam: “New sharing of public space for easy navigation” (7/10)

Gomet presents his contribution as an introduction, then during the World Conservation Conference to be held in Marseille from 3-11 September 2021, with the publication of ten opinions from experts from our region who highlight their experience and analyzes of regional issues. These texts were published in Our Handbook of Elected Officials Responsible for the Environment, which was sent this summer to 752 decision-makers in our region. Episode VII gives the floor to Mr. Jean-Yves Petit, President of the Association ramdamThe association of associations for alternative travel modes in Aix-Marseille-Provence provides the keys to leading a proactive policy.

Jean-Yves Petit

Railway worker, was a unionist for CFDT and then CGT from 2003. Retired in June 2005 with the rank of Principal Driver. In 2017, he became a member of the French Nature Office Paca, then as of January 2018 he was appointed to the Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Commission (CESER-PACA) and became Chairman of the Commission on Sustainable Development, Environment, Energy and Weather. (Source: La Maitron).

Active mobility is a form of movement that uses only human physical activity as a source of energy. Basically, walking and cycling mostly. Promoting this kind of mobility means imagining a new public participation in the municipality. The city becomes quieter, less noisy, with less air pollution… It is the development of the new age. Pedestrians today represent 30% to 50% of the population of a large city like Marseille and yet the number of square meters allocated to them is much less than that of the car. Pedestrians and bicycle rides generate more traffic without disturbing city centers. It is an undeniably attractive instrument in the competition that today opposes the capitals of Europe.

Jean-Yves Petit, President of the Ramdam Collective of Associations for Alternative Travel Styles in Aix-Marseille-Provence.

Metropolis, the first bike plan partner

On the territory of Aix-Marseille-Provence, municipalities are divided into two classes. Those dependent on the Marseille Regional Council did not have the jurisdiction of roads, while other municipalities retained it. In any case, mayors who want to develop bike paths in their municipalities should start referring to the bike plan that Metropolis voted on in June 2018. It plans to develop 250 kilometers of bike paths by the end of 2024. In all, they will be spread over sixteen Half of it in Marseille. For municipalities outside Marseille, it is therefore useful to know if one is among the lucky ones elected in order to benefit from the financial and technical assistance of the metropolis. The cycling plan provided a budget of 60 million euros in total, which could pay especially for studies of cycling facilities. The department of Bouches-du-Rhone has also allocated 40 million euros to help municipalities develop bike paths. It mainly targets municipalities outside the former urban community of Marseille-Provence.

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