It’s a heat stroke in the streets of Annecy. A dark kitchen installed in the heart of the houses provokes the anger of the residents. Takeaway meals, prepared by the kitchen, are delivered to homes by scooters. It is the incessant noise of the latter that is the problem.
On a smartphone, it is easy to order your favorite dish and have it delivered to the address of your choice. But here is an unrecognized consequence. The incessant noise of scooters, as in the rue de Narvik, near downtown Annecy.
For hot and fast deliveries, these self-employed workers ride scooters to the detriment of local residents. In this kitchen, the main activity is reheating for customers. But the alleys and places exhaust the inhabitants.
We no longer rest. We just don’t want to be home anymore.
A resident of Narvik Street
“Looks like they’re doing it on purpose plus going over the throttle every time they lay down in the yard. And some of the youngsters don’t even cut their engines“Laments a resident. A request has been accepted to request the kitchen be moved. Several tenants are even considering leaving.”Today on lives closed windows. We no longer have access to our exteriors. We no longer have a moment of calm, and above all we no longer rest. We just don’t want to be home anymore. Me, today, I just want to go away for the weekend“says another resident.
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A dark kitchen in Annecy
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Contacted by the inconvenience, the town hall of Annecy admits that it is unable to ban thermal scooters in this street. In addition, the company would be up to standard. The lawyer of the collective affirms that the municipality could legitimize. “It is necessary that the communes apprehend in their town planning regulations, even in autonomous regulations, and perhaps the national public authorities, the installation of this type of activity in zones where there will be no problem with the neighborhood.“
Contacted by telephone, the manager did not wish to speak in front of the camera. She confirms that posters are put up asking delivery people to turn off their engines. According to her, it would be impossible to require electric scooters for all these self-employed workers. It now remains to be seen what solutions will be found to solve the problem of rue de Narvik.