POLEMIQUE According to the Alliance union, response times have “doubled or even tripled” since the start of the school year in Rennes

 Rennes & nbsp ;: Stuck in traffic jams, the police are late against the city's developments

Illustration of a police car, here in Rennes. – C. Allain/20 Minutes

  • The controversy over traffic jams has not fallen since the start of the school year in Rennes.
  • This time, it is the police union Alliance which fulminates, estimating that the response times “have doubled or even tripled” since September.
  • He points in particular to the town's developments in favor of the modes of soft transport.

Since the start of September, the subject of traffic jams has not stopped causing conversation. Rennes. This time, it is the police, who rarely speak out on local issues, who have decided. to set foot in the dish. In a press release, the Alliance union thus annoys the difficulties that the police, like all motorists, encounter when traveling in the Breton capital. And this has consequences on their missions because according to Fr & eacute; ric Gallet, departmental secretary of the union, & ldquo; & nbsp; the deadlines for intervention have, depending on the hours, doubled; even tripled & nbsp; & raquo ;.

The union points in particular to the developments made by the city since the start of the health crisis, which have reduced the place of the car in the city to promote public transport and cycling . He cites in particular the boulevard Voltaire or the avenue Jean-Mermoz. & ldquo; These two routes that we take several times a day to get to emergency police interventions are very busy and are arranged in such a way that no emergency vehicles cannot overtake and re-enter the lines of cars, & rdquo; indicates the press release. Alliance.

No & ldquo; & nbsp; judgment on the city & rsquo; planning policy & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; but a little bit anyway

However, the union denies & ldquo; passing judgment on the town & rsquo; s planning policy & nbsp; & rdquo ;. But between the lines, he does it anyway by asking elected officials that & ldquo; priority vehicle traffic be taken into account in the planning of current and future traffic lanes & nbsp; & rdquo; . & ldquo; & ldquo; Because when we finally arrive on the scene, it & rsquo; we are the ones who are caught. party by the applicants and the victims for the delay of intervention & nbsp; & raquo ;, continues the union.

At the start of October, Mayor Nathalie App & eacute; r & eacute; had responded to criticism of traffic jams in his city and assumed; its political choices in favor of soft modes. & ldquo; Difficulties, I do not deny them, they exist. But we will not solve the problem by creating new road infrastructure & nbsp; & rdquo;, she assured, considering that the delivery of the second metro line, planned early 2022, & ldquo; & ldquo; will be an important answer to & rsquo; this problem & nbsp; & rdquo ;.