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This “Velorution” has been launched at the national level, but it will be well rolled out Toulouse this Saturday, September 25, 2021. Cyclists are expected at the start of the Large round (at the alleys Jules Guesde) from 2 p.m., for a cycling event which is due to end in the Pradettes district.
Declared the “delay of local policies”
“The purpose of the demonstration is to declare the delay in soft mobility policies in Toulouse,” said Ariane Laude, spokesperson for Vélorution. It is a real challenge to do lowers greenhouse gas emissions : we need an ambitious policy to encourage cycling. “
A Toulouse vshis Cycling is organized at the call of several associations : Greepeace Toulouse, ANV COP 21 Toulouse, Alternatiba Toulouse, France nature environment Midi-Pyrénées, Youth for Climate, Extinction Rebellion Toulouse, Deux pieds deux pieds and Ax vert la Ramée.
While waiting for the bike express network
“During the previous mandate, there were not very few creations of cycle paths,” emphasizes Ariane Laude. There, we feel that the elected officials want to make an effort, but we are starting from afar and we have nothing concrete for the moment. “
The associations are particularly concerned about the achievement of the Express bicycle network : “Its realization was announced for the mandate and the work has not yet started, sighs the spokesperson for the movement. The car still has a predominant place in Toulouse and the cohabitation between motorists and cyclists is difficult. “
The route of this bicycle event owes nothing to chance. “We start from the city center towards a peripheral district to show that the further we move away from the heart of Toulouse, the more infrastructure dedicated to cycling develops,” explains Ariane Laude. And we also go through the Cépière interchange which is a real black spot, not at all suitable for cycling. “
Practical information :
Vélorution Saturday, September 25, in Toulouse. Departure from the Grand-Rond, at 2 p.m., at allées Jules-Guesde.
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