• The last council of the year of the Métropole de Lille was held on Friday.

  • The main lines of the budgetary orientation for 2022 have been given, with priority given to ecological transition.

  • The development of cycling is not to be outdone, with more V'Lille stations and the development of greenways.

Before taking their end-of-year vacation, the elected representatives of the European Metropolis of Lille (MEL) met for the last time on Friday.

The Metropolitan Council took the opportunity to vote on numerous deliberations, some of which should be of particular interest to the inhabitants of the metropolis, in particular cyclists.

Even more of V'Lille

While Roubaix is ​​full of praise for its new self-service scooter and electric bicycle service, the MEL has decided to further expand the V'Lille network.

The wish, expressed in September, to spread 38 new stations on the metropolitan territory, was voted.

The strike force of the V'Lille will therefore increase from 223 to 261 stations, mainly north of Lille, during next summer.

The MEL will also install 65 electronic payment terminals.

Pamper the roads

It is not only a question of putting bicycles on the roads, they also have to be passable.

In its multi-year investment plan (PPI), voted on Friday for the period 2022-2026, the MEL has defined the development of the cycling network as a priority.

Of the 75 million euros devoted over the entire mandate to cycling facilities, 60 will be implemented by the end of 2024, in particular for the works of three greenways.

Invest for the future

The end of the year is also the time to finish the budgetary orientations. The elected officials therefore voted the broad outlines for 2022. And if the figures given can be clarified during the vote on the final budget, the trend should not change. Thus, we already know that the largest envelope, 140 million euros, will be devoted to "the preservation of water resources, the quality of air and soil as well as biodiversity and natural spaces", without forget about the treatment and recovery of waste.

Nearly 120 million should be used to improve mobility and reduce polluting transport.

This will result, for example, by investment in electric shuttles or the renewal of tram trains.

We also learn that 105 million euros will be devoted to road investments, in particular for the South LINO, a project which has just been the subject of an appeal by several associations before the administrative court of Lille.

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