BIKE Opened a year ago, this huge 700-space car park is the target of numerous damages. The metropolis, which recognizes weaknesses, announces work
The Cyclo station offers 700 parking spaces for bicycles, a stone's throw from Nantes train station — J. Urbach/20 Minutes
- Frequent thefts of bicycles have been observed at the Cyclo station, a giant car park opened a year ago near Nantes station.
- Security work will soon be carried out, after the association Place cycling has recently raised the tone.
“Warning, frequent bike thefts!” For the past few days, users of the Cyclo station, àgrave; Nantes, are warned. If they decide to attach their two-wheeler in this large open car park with 700 spaces, located very close to the SNCF station, not sure that they will find it there. their return. Tired of alerting the metropolis to the frequent thefts and damage observed under the equipment, the association Place au v&lo; small warning messages on the spot. “We are seeing too many thefts, and increasing, in line with the national trend, said Annie-Claude Thiolat, the president. A year ago, we were satisfied with this layout, which is exceptional in terms of its capacity. and its proximity with the station. It’s a nice parking lot but marred. by security conditions; and monitoring which are not met.”
⚠️Cyclostation #GareNord #Nantes est sujette à de nombreux vols, liés à un pbm de sécurisation & des défauts du matériel (et parfois à des antivols trop fragiles).
En attendant les améliorations sollicitées plusieurs fois auprès de @NantesMetropole, nous alertons les cyclistes. pic.twitter.com/LbwaIgNH4W
— Place au vélo Nantes Métropole (@PAVelo_Nantes) November 10, 2022
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Crusader in the middle of the hundreds of bicycles parked here, on two floors, Julien almost experienced this misadventure. The young man, who returns from a trip of a few days to Paris, shows us its foldable, burnt metal lock. to a place. “Fortunately it’s tough because “he didn’t give in,” he congratulates himself. I also put anti-theft nuts on the wheels, to prevent them from being taken from me.” But others have not been also far-sighted. “Stolen pedelec” right here”, for example, writes a surfer on social networks. “Big security problem! to the Cyclo station, testified another in August. At least six bicycles stripped of their wheels and vice versa.” “It must be said that all these bikes side by side side, on simple bike racks, it’s a gold mine”, ” comments Sébastien, a regular. places that say they don't fear too much for their “old bicycle” 50 euros”.
The metropolis announces security works
The Place au Vélo association is asking today’ the metropolis to act, in particular by installing video surveillance cameras. “The municipal police have been coming a little more regularly since our remarks,” the quality of their anti-theft device, and how they use it. Some users now recommend closing the space. Others, who accuse the city “of inciting users to leave their bikes in a trap,” ask to reinforce the bars considered too fragile, which would be regularly degraded.
Solicited by < em>20 Minutes, Nantes Métropole announces that work will be done in this direction soon. “We have already asked the supplier to change all the rivets but that apparently was not enough, regrets Nicolas Martin, vice-president in charge of soft mobility, who speaks of a small technical disappointment. So we decided to secure all the red hoops in the upper part, with an incentive to; park downstairs until the work is scheduled for the week of December 19.” A camera could also be installed, he says. In the meantime, like the association Place au vélo, he reminds us that a parking lot at paddock for bikes is available right outside. side, for the sum of 80 cents per day.