Le Figaro Lyon
On the terrace all year round. The sweetness of summer aperitifs will now be extended in Lyon, where the municipality announced on Tuesday its new terrace regulations, which will come into force from the 2024 season. With a major evolution, the extension of the seasonality of the famous terraces on parking. These few square meters of removable wood cladding that delight Lyonnais by offering them a few more chances to find a place in the sun will be authorized from March until the end of October, eight months a year against five until then (May to September). The municipality thus calibrates its regulations on that of seasonal terraces on classic sidewalks, for "more legibility and more commercial dynamism".
Commercial activity on the public domain is a fundamental issue of the animation and attractiveness of a territory, comments the municipality, which manages 4000 commercial occupations on the public domain (terraces, stalls and commercial equipment). In view of the new uses of public space, as well as the evolution of current consumption patterns, the City of Lyon wished to adapt its regulations in order to guarantee a harmonious and balanced integration of these occupations in the city".
A process initiated a year ago and passed through a broad public consultation, residents as stakeholders, boasts the municipality by insisting on the 7200 respondents to its questionnaire. "We are both very satisfied to arrive at the end of this long consultation with this new regulation of terraces which does not taint, in the end, either their proper functioning or the daily work of professionals in the sector, but also reassured by the renewed consideration of the City of Lyon for the UMIH of the Rhône and its representatives", says Geoffrey Clavel, president of the coffee and brewery branch of the professional organization.
Later in the week
The time range will be reviewed in the evening, at midnight instead of one o'clock in the morning on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, "to ensure more tranquility for residents". The rest of the week, the schedules will remain unchanged. In the morning, "the sectors Vieux-Lyon, Mercière and Marronniers will be able to install their terraces from 10am, instead of 11am currently, while ensuring the passage of delivery vehicles," says the municipality. The publication of the updated regulation order is expected in the fall. It will include sanctions to be applied "more systematically", particularly on issues of cleanliness and the environment. The use of single-use plastic tableware is prohibited. As for ashtrays, they will be mandatory on the tables. "Indeed, a cigarette butt can contaminate up to 500 liters of water because of the thousands of harmful, and sometimes carcinogenic, substances contained in cigarettes."
Cleaner terraces and better integrated into their environment, "boasts the mayor who wants to integrate them into the recommendations of the 3rd Lighting Plan. A list of recommendations concerning the revegetation of the terraces will also be given while a pedestrian path of 1.50m will have to be ensured at least to allow pedestrian traffic. It can be amplified according to the observed flows.