Lyon, France

Lyon is the France’s third largest city by population. It is famous for its unique landscape, set in a valley of two major French rivers - the Saône and the Rhône. Planned around the needs of the car for decades, Lyon is now aiming to make the shift towards sustainable modes of transport and become a city of pedestrians and cyclists, through new guidelines and innovatiove re-designing.

Lyon's REALLOCATE twin city: WARSAW

LAB 1 - Safety measures for 'Vision-Zero' in the school areas

Location: School areas

Focussed on the vision of 'a city at a child’s height', this pilot involves collaborating with over 4,000 children to reclaim public space in 15 intervention sites - within 500m zones around schools. To begin, the team will carry out a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the infrastructure (speed measures, pedestrian, cyclists and e-scooter numbers, pollution levels etc.) within the zones. Considernig the needs of children, in particular, the city will implement and monitor traffic calming measures such as introducing speed limits, car-free zones, pre-testing of superblocks, removing on-street car parking or turning them into bike-sharing docks near schools, artistic interventions and improved walking & cycle routes. Additionally, the greening of school areas is planned to contribute to the long-term environmental, health and climate goals of Lyon.

LAB 2 - Road safety technology & non-polluting parking policy

Through this pilot the city will develop new methods of road safety data collection and evaluation, and make the data widely available in an integrated and user-friendly format. The goal is to detect road safety hazards in the city centre caused by car users, and also by a growing number of cyclists and e-scooter users. A Digital Twin technology will be used for simulating street user interactions with a series of safety solutions.

Additionally, the team will implement the 'Lyon parking measures', involving various road safety solutions, such as automatic number plate recognition. The aim is to modify parking policy to enable a parking tariff tool, which depends on a vehicle’s weight and type of fuel used. Other initiatives of the pilot include testing secure bicycle parking and other measures for reducing traffic risks and general awareness raising regarding carbon footprint reduction.

European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No. 101103924. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Mission Cities

REALLOCATE is a project under the CIVITAS Initiative, an EU-funded programme working to make sustainable and smart mobility a reality for all, and contributes to the goals of the EU Mission Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.