In addition to the pedestrian-cycle development of rue de Metz, the metropolis is considering continuity for soft modes, from the Canal du Midi to Saint-Cyprien, in 2025, without prohibiting the passage of cars.
One more step in the development of soft fashions in the city center. In our dossier on the pedestrianization of rue de Metz between François-Verdier and Alsace, we raised the question of the continuity of the development up to Saint-Cyprien. The town hall is thinking about it.
“We naturally have an overall vision of this axis which goes from the Canal du Midi to the alleys Charles de Fitte, in Saint-Cyprien,” says one on the side of the Capitol, “it is however necessary to have a progressive approach : firstly, our budgets are limited, we are already committing nearly 12 million euros to this development of the city center and we must ensure that we keep resources for the other districts; then we did not wish to close the city center to visitors by leaving open access to the Esquirol car park, which is very important for the life of the shops in the historic center. This first development carried out with Joan Busquets is a step and we anticipate the following ones ”.
Study and consultation
The town hall adds that it has been studying “for several months the necessary arrangements for users of soft modes arriving or going to Saint-Cyprien. We are carrying out this work in collaboration with around thirty users (residents, retirees, cyclists, people with reduced mobility, public transport users, motorists) in order to carry out a transitional arrangement between Esquirol and Saint-Cyprien upon delivery of the new rue de Metz in 2025.
This project will be submitted for consultation in the coming months with elected officials from the districts concerned. East of rue de Metz, we asked Jacqueline Osty, urban planner in charge of the Grand Parc Canal project, to propose an improvement of the public spaces between the canal and François Verdier where a third line station will soon be built. The action of the community is therefore part of a long-term vision, along the entire axis of the Canal du Midi in the Saint-Cyprien district ”.
Pits to irrigate the trees rue de Metz
Regarding the trees that will be planted on rue de Metz, the community says that they have larger and longer planting pits than those made in the past, as on rue Alsace-Lorraine for example. These pits will communicate with each other and will be fed by rainwater from the roofs of the street. It is an important innovation of this project for which the landscape designer Michel Desvigne and the urban Joan Busquets learned their experience ”.