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Buses banned in the center of Saint-Denis: residents denounce “an absolute shame”

2024-03-02T18:04:18.962Z

Highlights: Buses banned in the center of Saint-Denis: residents denounce “an absolute shame”. “I tremble with indignation, shame on you! », Launched a participant, who like many users used lines 239, 153 or 253 to get around the heart of the city. Some listeners ended the public meeting by chanting “153, 153!” "I’m stuck at home, whereas before I could take the bus whenever I wanted,” said a resident.


They demanded the return of transport circulation in the heart of the city, during a public meeting organized this Saturday morning by


There were details on the timetable for renovation work in the city center, which should last until 2030;

figures, notably the 230 million euros budget or even announcements on the arrival of new businesses: cheese shop, “traditional” butcher shop, Moroccan restaurant, opening of a LIDL or the Snipes streetwear store…

But it was clearly not this information that interested the most vocal part of the audience, who came this Saturday morning to attend the public meeting organized by the town hall of Saint-Denis to present the project for the future heart of the city.

A decision linked to the pedestrian and tree-lined square project

For more than two hours, many residents questioned Mayor Mathieu Hanotin (PS) on his decision to prohibit buses from crossing the area of ​​Place Jean-Jaurès, a stone's throw from the basilica, to create a vast esplanade pedestrian.

If the project is enough to make families with young children dream, who will no longer have to worry about the comings and goings of motorized vehicles on this future tree-lined square and with a playground, the ban on bus traffic provokes the ire of many residents.

Starting with the elderly.

Saint-Denis, this Saturday.

Many residents attended the meeting.

“It’s an absolute shame, your decision.

I tremble with indignation, shame on you!

», Launched a participant, who like many users used lines 239, 153 or 253 to get around the heart of the city.

Some listeners ended the public meeting by chanting “153, 153!”

".

During the discussions, Mathieu Hanotin announced that Île-de-France Mobilités would study the possibility of restoring “a loop of the 239 closest to the hyper center which would pass through rue Lanne or rue des Boucheries”.

“She issued a favorable opinion in principle the day before yesterday,” detailed the elected official.

Extended timetables for future buses dedicated to seniors?

And remember that the city was also going to set up at the start of the 2024 school year a bus service three mornings per week for those over 70 and people with reduced mobility from the age of 60.

“I get around with crutches, but I'm under 60.

How do I do ?

I’m stuck at home, whereas before I could take the bus whenever I wanted,” said a resident of the city center.

Mathieu Hanotin specified that the schedules of this bus service could possibly be extended in the future.

Not enough to convince residents visibly attached to RATP buses, which allowed them to have access to an additional public service.

Source: leparis

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