In Nice, an association considers the Prom’ too dangerous and calls for the installation of radars and the removal of a traffic lane.
Is there too many deaths on the Prom’ in Nice ? This is what the association for the promotion and safeguard of the seafront believes. The latter indeed points to the alleged danger of this axis. She believes that” we must act “.
“We are talking about pollution, noise pollution, excessive speed and above all dangerousness: between 2020 and 2021, we deplore ten dead. It’s too much, too much! » supports Kirkor Ajderhanyan, chairman of the committee, as reported Nice Matin.
To remedy this problem, the association proposes resolutely original ideas: installation of speed cameras et ” the reduction of traffic lanes. Our idea would be to delete a queue [sur les trois] of the north carriageway, and do the same on the south road (…) The Prom’ would therefore go from six lanes for four-car. »
“The Prom’ is the first urban motorway in France facing the sea. Before the Covid, we had 80,000 cars per day and 1,000 trucksrecalls Kirkor Ajderhanyan, chairman of the committee. Today we are at 41,000 vehicles and 800 heavy goods vehicles. Thousands of buses have also been removed. »
Solutions ? What solutions?
In short, nothing new under the sun (it is the case to say it). And we can legitimately doubt the validity of such decisions. Despite the exponential multiplication of radars, road safety figures are no longer really changing since 2013. In 2021, nearly 3,221 people have died on the roads of France. Certainly a number 8% lower than 2019but largely thanks to telecommuting.
As for the elimination of a traffic lane, the examples of Paris, in particular, have shown that this only has the effect of congest traffic a bit more. And to disadvantage those who cannot or do not wish to borrow anything other than their car.
The association wishes, of course, the development of cycle paths. The Town Hall claims to have taken note of this proposal, but assures for its part that « it’s not up to date« . “We will take stock after the conclusions of the traffic study which is underway in the sector”explains Gaël Nofri, Traffic Assistant.
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