A collective opposed to the East junction responds to favorable mayors
A collective opposed to the East junction project in Toulouse responds to the eight mayors who defended the project in mid-January.
The junction is still aroused tensions in Toulouse. This project involves creating an interchange on the ring road between exit 17, the Lasbordes interchange, and exit 18, towards Montaudran.
In mid-January, eight mayors of municipalities in the east of the Toulouse metropolitan areaas well as the Minister Delegate in charge of Territorial Communities and Rurality, Dominique Faure, gathered in front of the press in order to defend the project from the east junction. The collective No at the East junction responds to them through an open letter on Tuesday, January 24. “We also wanted to make some corrections that seem special to us,” says the collective.
Population, bus, bike, cost, the opposition at the East Junction reacts
Among the rectifications, the collective points an error on the evolution of the population. While mayors say the area’s population will grow from 44,000 in 2019 to 116,000 in 2030, there is confusion, opponents say. Between 2019 and 2030, the number of inhabitants will increase by 44,000 inhabitants to reach 116,000.
Regarding the Linéo 1 bus, which is experiencing slowdowns at Lasbordes, “ the expected gain thanks to the project would only be a maximum of three minutes during rush hour”, indicates the collective.
Also, the collective specifies that the East junction project “ do not plan any construction of a bus on its own site, nor the creation of the Réseau Express Vélo line. Only a mixed pedestrian-cyclist track is planned. »
Finally, the collective recalls that the cost of the project reached 60 million euros corresponds to an estimate dating from 2016. “At a public meeting on July 4, 2022, Vinci announced a cost of 79 million euros in updated cost at the end of 2030 by reducing inflation by 2% per year, this new figure is therefore already obsolete! »