Transportation and Mobility (5th section)
For the fifth section of its Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, the Municipality of Lausanne has worked around measurements to accommodate the m2 as well as the City's policy on transportation and mobility.
It also addresses all of the proposals coming from Quartiers 21 group workshops, sometimes completely and sometimes as a movement in the right direction. Finally, it responds to various motions issued by the City Council.
From now to 2012, the m2, the 08 network already presented by TL and various measures of the TL company plan for 2005-2010, will lead to an increase of approximately one third above the current level of km-travellers (unit of measure corresponding to the number of kilometres travelled via public transportation by an entire population), which is considerable.
To support this traffic, additional measures have already been taken (semi-reserved parking areas). With this will come additional park-and-ride facilities, more specifically those at Vennes. At the intersection of Vennes and Place de l’Ours, other measures with the m2 service will reduce traffic by nearly 20% on the road from Berne to Lausanne. A decrease of more than a third is expected along Avenue Victor-Ruffy, where new buses will run.
A bicycle lane and pedestrian-friendly features will ensure that traffic cannot increase at the Sallaz–Place de l’Ours intersection. A road bypass will be built to make Place de la Sallaz more accessible to pedestrians.
In this Agenda 21 report, the Municipality of Lausanne itemized the other developments planned throughout the city. Also, six new 30 km/h zones and an experimental pedestrian area will be established.
There will also be significant changes to Lausanne’s city administration in 2006 and 2007. Mobility vehicles will replace some (less profitable) service vehicles, along with a requirement that personal vehicles for employees may only be used for less than 2'500 km per year, for work purposes. Gradually, all of the "discount" parking spaces available to city workers (with the exception of designated handicapped spaces) will adjust to the market price. The approximately CHF 650,000 saved by this will be used for rebates for those with Mobilis subscriptions from community taxes.
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