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VIVALDI Report Summary

Project ID: 11958
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: France

Integration and rehabilitation program of Vannes Road (commercial zone) and Public Transport development on the northwest of urban area in Nantes (France)

Result description
The project for remodelling the Vannes Road involves an historical axis (about 3.7 km long) from the city centre towards Brittany, which is now a broad shopping avenue inside the ring road (shopping surface about 127 000 m2).

This project includes:
- The road remodelling programme of the Vannes Road itself, divided into 3 phases.
- An extension of tramline 3 towards the Northwest (not included in VIVALDI Project), tramline 3 has been put in service in September 2000.
- Linked with the two projects above, a multi-modal station has been set up at the junction of tramline 3 and the Vannes road, and includes a 300 places park and ride car park, a single-ticket bus-tram interchange and a ground-level car park with 90 places.

In the part that will be remodelled, car traffic has decreased by about 20%. Works are always progressing, and it is too early to make a good evaluation of the new layouts. Works are still progressing on Vannes Road, so it is too early to make an evaluation of the remodelling, in particular the use of the shopping area and the behaviour of customers. The patronage of tramline 3 is still increasing, as the use of the Orvault Morlière Park and Ride.

Who are the end-users of this result?
Integration and rehabilitation program of Vannes road (commercial zone): Inhabitants of and visitors to the commercial area and commuters are the target users. The multi-modal station at the junction of line 3 and the Vannes road: Commuters, inhabitants and visitors in the commercial area.

Main innovative features/benefits (technical/commercial success factors)
Integration and rehabilitation program of Vannes road (commercial zone): Remodelling of a through highway road like a broad shopping centre, involving side activities. Multi-Modal station at the junction of the tramline 3 and Vannes Road: Private Public Partnership for Park and Ride implementation. Market or application sectors & possible applications Integration and rehabilitation program of Vannes road (commercial zone) & Multi-Modal station at the junction of the tramline 3 and Vannes Road are still under construction, so it is too early to draw definitive conclusions about this measure.

Potential barriers
Administrative and legal problems: The main obstacle to the Vannes road project is the issue of road property. As the French state is the owner of the phase 3 sector (as a part of the national road network), the first public survey on the overall project was cancelled. UCN has to organise a new public survey only on its own part of the Vannes road (phase 1 sector). Another public survey will be organised by DDE44 later, when the modified phase 3 sector draft project will be completed.

Reported by

Nantes Métropole Urban council
2 cours du champs de mars
44923 Nantes
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