«This is the first action of this magnitude», rejoiced Carole Kaouane, co-founder of the collective Parlons-Y Vélo, at the end of the operation of «non-violent civil disobedienceorganized this Saturday, November 26 early in the morning in Saint-Martin-d’Hères. An operation smoothly carried out by around forty activists from the Parlons-Y Vélo collective and Alternatiba / ANV-Cop 21 consisting in retracing a portion of the old TempoVélo cycle path on avenue Gabriel-Péri.
From Grenoble, avenue Gabriel-Péri is a 2×2 lane that crosses Saint-Martin-d’Hères, serves a vast commercial area including the future Neyrpic center, the university campus of Saint-Martin-d’Hères, then joins a departmental leading to the town of Gières.
«We are here in a commercial area with a number of cars. Even if it means coming to shop or consume at McDonalds, you might as well come by bike!explains Carole from Parlons-Y Vélo.
And Loïc Michel, Alternatiba/ANV-Cop21 activist, added: “A bike path here makes sense for residents who want to come from Gières by bike or VAE to work in Saint-Martin-d’Hères or Grenoble by bike. »