The heating of terraces is prohibited from this winter in Lyon in the name of "
", ahead of the national ban scheduled for next spring, announced Wednesday the environmental mayor Grégory Doucet.
Promised by environmentalists before their victory in the municipal elections, this ban was promulgated by the new majority on July 28, 2021 and the measure is now applicable "
on the entire perimeter
" of the third largest city in France, he said. during a press briefing.
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Those who do not respect this measure risk a suspension of terrace and a fine of 35 euros, he warned.
Initially included in the climate law adopted last July, the national ban on heated terraces was postponed to April 2022 to take into account the impact of the health crisis linked to Covid-19 on bars and restaurants.
A procrastination of the State
", according to Grégory Doucet.
An extension of the terraces in summer
In France, terrace heating devices are responsible for the emission of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, according to a study by the NegaWatt association.
Other cities have already banned them, such as Thonon-les-Bains since February 2012 or Rennes since January 2020.
To compensate for any loss of turnover, the Lyon city hall has promised professionals an extension of their terrace area for the summer period.
It would have been good to leave us at least until December 31st so that we can adapt,
" regrets Virginie Cauquot, manager of the "
in the city center.
The management no longer uses the terrace heating system, despite the 4 ° degrees displayed by the thermometer on Wednesday.
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We expect strong support from the City of Lyon,
" said Yann Lalle, manager of a
" and representative of the Rhône section of the Union des métiers et des industries de l'hôtellerie (UMIH) .
The ecological majority who have managed the city and the metropolis of Lyon since July 2020 have multiplied the green measures in recent months, such as the greening of neighborhoods with a doubling of the planting of trees, the extension of bicycle lanes, the cable car project. urban development, the deployment of car-pooling zones or compost stations.