12 May, 2012

Changes regarding the development of Angers down town could be considered

With the first sunny weekend in Angers since more than six weeks, pedestrians had invaded on Saturday the mall of down town. The cafes and stores saw a lot of people and got probably a honourable turnover. The Ralliement square, already crowded, hosted kiosks of bikers associations eager to promote that mode of transport, both ecological and inexpensive. The interest of the Angers inhabitants could be real because, on the afternoon, the militants for bicycle welcomed a lot of people. Other kiosks, in Lenepveu street, were booked by cycles stores owners able to catch the interest of potential customers. The conjugation of numerous passers-by and animation in that part of the town may give ideas to the Angers municipal council. 

According to one of its members, a survey is on way to give to the core of Angers a special status. Already partially dedicated to pedestrians and bikers, the idea consists in enhancing the signage of the mall, to reduce the authorized speed to 30 km/h and maybe to extend the pedestrian zone. So the status and the design of some streets (Lices street, Plantagenet street along others) could change. And urban policy would not be the only stake. 

Some surveys would demons- trate more the mall is enlarged and dedicated to pedestrians, more the turnover of down town stores is important. In times of severe competition with commercial centers and recently the commercial park Atoll, city hall doesn't want to see the asphyxia of the core of Angers. The flux of customers could be increased because more than 4 000 cars per day follow the Lices and Plantagenet streets. If the interest of the store owners, town council and inhabitants join themselves, change could be "at the corner of the street".

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