The two municipalities, fiercely opposed to the project carried by the environmentalists of the metropolis, will consult their inhabitants on November 28. The result will be consultative and not decisional.
New episode in the saga of the cable car between Francheville and Lyon. The town halls of La Mulatière and Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, fiercely opposed to the creation of a cable transport line over their territory, will propose a referendum to their inhabitants on November 28.
It will be a consultative and non-decision-making referendum, the town halls not being the contracting authorities. The process will be the same as for a traditional election: the voter must present at the polls with an identity document and a voter card.
For Véronique Déchamps and Véronique Sarselli, respectively edile Les Républicains (LR) of La Mulatière and Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, the objective is to influence the decision.
If the metropolis of Lyon defends this flagship project, the final route of which will be debated, it has nevertheless decided to submit the outcome to a consultation. This must be organized between November 15 and February 15.
“Skeptics about the sincerity of the consultation”
“We are a little skeptical about the sincerity of the consultation, recognizes Véronique Déchamps. We want the results of this referendum to be taken into account as part of the consultation of the consultation not at all, at all, this project. . You learn information directly and sometimes indirectly. “
And Véronique Sarselli agrees with this: “Cable transport without the mayors, it’s very complicated. Without the population, it’s suicidal. We are talking in Sainte-Foy of a co-visibility for more than 1300 families on the ‘benchmark’ trip, “the mayor said on social media.
In public opinion, the trend also seems public to the construction of a cable car. According to a survey * If ordered by the town hall of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, 77% of residents are opposed to the idea. 61% are even “very satisfied”.
A survey requesting the project
In particular, residents refuse to allow their environment to be tarnished by pylons and cable cars. 78% fear a “negative impact on the landscape”. Others don’t want to be bothered by noise pollution.
Above all, for the 500 inhabitants of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon questioned (out of a total of 22,000), the cable car did not create sufficient means of transport to relieve congestion in western Lyon. 90% ask that metro E or rather prioritized by Sytral.
This survey, the lessons of which could well be confirmed by the referendum and then by consultation, act as yet another blow for the metropolis. Several actions have already been organized in recent months in opposition to the cable car, in particular a petition and a competition.
The metropolis can follow to rejoice in the support of the State, which has released 7 million euros for its construction, out of the 160 million needed. Bruno Bernard, president of the metropolis, had received this funding. “A good choice”, he maintained, which “shows that this type of project is a new way of mobility which is also interesting”.
* Ifop survey for the town hall of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, carried out by telephone from August 30 to September 3, 2021 with a sample of 502 people, representative of the municipality aged 18 and over.