Bagnols: two years to renew the entire vehicle fleet and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The town hall of Bagnols-sur-Cèze will now renew its aging car park. To date, it has 47 petrol and diesel vehicles. The community will invest in new electric, hybrid or gas-powered vehicles in 2023 and 2024.

A study by a startup from Clean Tech Vallée looks at the car park of the municipality of Bagnols-sur-Cèze. There are 47 cars in the park. He is quite old. However, vehicles have a few kilometers on average, between 30,000 and 100,000 km. “It’s high maintenance costs” Mayor Jean-Yves Chapelet observes. Municipal vehicles run on petrol, gas or diesel.

A less polluting park

The goal of the society advocated by the design office is to reduce the car park. More than half of the cars will be scrapped. Thus, only about twenty cars would remain. Society will buy new, less polluting cars. “We will invest heavily in renewing the entire fleet and equipping it with electric, gas or hybrid” The mayor of Bagnols-sur-Cèze announces.

Program to manage

Thus, by the end of 2023, the car park will be renewed by half. The other half will be in 2024. Fleet management will be done through the app. Vehicles will be used differently. An agent who wants to go to the Célestin-Freinet school will reserve a car one hour in advance. By reducing the number of cars and sharing the car park as much as possible, the town hall will have a renewed collection. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80%. The town of Bagnols-sur-Cèze continues to decarbonize its car fleet. The goal for 2025 is to move towards low-carbon mobility.

Learn eco gestures

On January 12, a four-session training course for all municipal employees began. It is dedicated to learning eco-gestures like turning off the light or stopping the printer when leaving the office, or even traveling in an electric car instead of a diesel truck. The mayor, who is known to be passionate about cycling, wants to set an example. He has an electric two-wheeler that he uses, for example, to go to maintenance.

Mayor on a bicycle

The bicycle is the preferred form of transport for Bagnols mayor Jean-Yves Chapelle

The city council member is sure that this way of traveling brings him closer to his fellow citizens. “People see me, I approach and stop more easily. We talk to each other on the sidewalk, and the one-on-one meetings in my office have decreased dramatically.”. Bagnols-sur-Cèze municipal police are equipped with mountain bikes. The town hall also has tricycles equipped with helmets, helmets and other equipment. The environment department is also equipped with tricycles.

Private parking

The road map of the municipality of Bagnolaise is also the construction of a cycle path on Vigan-Braquet Avenue. The project is subsidized in equal shares between the State by the Political Support of the City (DPV) and the Gard Rhodanien Agglomeration, which invests within its mobility powers. The city plans to install 130 bike racks throughout the municipal area to facilitate daily bike parking at the entrance of public facilities and especially in the city center. Strong and ergonomic, the rims that allow you to fix the frame of the bike are preferred.

Other projects supported by the city

Delivery of the requalification project for the Place Bertin-Boissin, with an investment of 1,440,000 euros by the city for 2023. There is also the continuation of the construction of the future theater La Pyramide, an investment.
Carried by the city for 2023 in the amount of €2,656,039. There is also restoration of the surroundings and the yard. It is already being explored with the development of soft links by 2024.

The demolition of the G2 tower will begin at the end of the year under the National Urban Renewal Program (PNRU) in 2023. From February 2023, we can also mention the cleaning and asbestos removal operations of the Carcaixent wasteland as part of its transformation. Demolition is planned for September next year. Investments by the city for 2023 amount to 282,240 euros.
This reconversion is subject to revisions by the Architectes des Bâtiments de France to include a particularly green and landscaped environment.

In Bagnols-sur-Cèze, the national Action Coeur de Ville program will expand in 2023, especially with facade repair operations for individuals in the city center, for which the City is reassessing its participation with more incentive funding. 50% of the cost of works. Residents are invited to visit Maison Coeur de Ville at 1 rue Général-Teste for more information. Another urban project, the intervention of the second part of the road repair in the Estouzilles area. This operation is accompanied by a diversion on avenue Paul-Langevin and an exit on rue du Moulin de la Tour. The city plans to take over sidewalks and walkways to provide access to future market halls.

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