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Lyon: residents and elected officials fear the return of rodeos and noise in the city center


Lyon's environmentalist majority has decided to put an end to the presence of security guards at night on the Presqu'île.

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Will the Lyon peninsula become angry again?

Launched in 2019 to denounce the rodeos and nocturnal disturbances in the center of Lyon, the movement "Angry Peninsula" had gradually calmed down thanks to the establishment of security guards, rue Édouard-Herriot .

A device that the environmentalist majority at the town hall of Lyon wishes to lift soon and which makes residents fear a return of nuisance.


It's the only solution that has worked so far... Once removed

(the device, editor's note)

, our calm will depend on the goodwill of the people who do these rodeos

", regrets Pauline Grosjean, co-founder of the movement "Almost “angry island” who joined the ranks of the Republicans in the 2020 municipal elections. Still a resident of the neighborhood, even if she left her apartment which overlooked rue Édouard-Herriot, she assures that this announcement “is a source

of great concern for local residents.

I had to watch videos taken from my balcony at the time and it was unbearable to hear these sounds again.

People don't want to go through that again


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Pierre Oliver, mayor of the 2nd arrondissement, even publicly asked Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, to intervene so that the street remains closed.

At the time, the problems stopped thanks to the human presence of these agents.

I am worried about the approach of the beautiful days which favor these rodeos.

For me, it is a bad message sent to the inhabitants and to the delinquents

, ”he indicates to



For its part, the town hall of Lyon wants to be reassuring.

We need to check if the area can live on its own without these security guards

,” explains Mohamed Chihi, the deputy in charge of security.

According to the latter, the establishment of these agents costs the city of Lyon between 230,000 and 250,000 euros each year.

Tomorrow, we will rely on video reporting, national and municipal police patrols and very high video surveillance vigilance.

And, of course, if a return from the agents is necessary then we will call on them again

, ”he specifies.

A different context?

Insufficient for the mayor of the 2nd arrondissement.


We're going back to what existed in 2019 under Collomb and I don't see why what didn't work before would work today

," he laments.

Pauline Grosjean does not seem more convinced: “

In 2019 there were large yellow “no entry” signs.

But people still passed.

The majority had vehicles registered in Germany and Poland and risked nothing


On the side of the municipal executive, we are assured that the situation has changed since 2019. “

These vehicles which came from Poland and Germany are much less visible today.

It must also be said that at the time many cars came from the Lyon region.

Among these people, many received fines for video reporting, the use of which is now known

,” concludes Mohamed Chihi.

According to the town hall of Lyon, the security guards will still remain long enough to receive the reflective signs prohibiting driving on rue Édouard-Herriot.

Eventually, the pedestrianization project of the Presqu'île, scheduled for 2025, and the creation of a limited traffic zone should definitively put an end to the phenomenon of rodeos and disturbances in this part of Lyon.

Source: lefigaro

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