• The city of Lyon plans to relax part of the anti-rodeo device deployed rue Edouard-Herriot since 2019.
  • It is a question of removing the presence of police officers mobilized at night to enforce the prohibitions in force, while also strengthening the videoverbalization.
  • The decision was taken in view of the good results of the "anti-rodeo cell" created in close collaboration with the State and the justice services.
  • "Worried", the LR mayor of the second arrondissement wrote to Gérald Darmanin to "encourage the municipality to maintain and perpetuate this device".

In Lyon, Pierre Oliver, LR mayor of the 2nd arrondissement, says he is "worried" and appeals directly to Gérald Darmanin. In a letter dated March 13 and addressed to the Minister of the Interior, the elected official denounces the desire of the city of Lyon to relax part of the anti-urban rodeo device, set up in 2019 rue Edouard-Herriot to limit the nuisance suffered by exasperated residents.

Initially, traffic bans had been taken in the area, the municipality had also installed barriers to prevent any intrusion and gradually deployed video verbalization, while reinforcing the police presence at night. In 2020, an "anti-rodeo cell" was created in close collaboration with the justice services and the Rhône prefecture. A cell that has largely "made it possible to stem the phenomena of noise and rodeos", thanks to "the circulation of national and municipal police", "the systematic arrest of the perpetrators" identified by video surveillance cameras; the "convictions" as well as the "seizures of vehicle", underlines the city of Lyon to 20 Minutes.

More police officers at night, reinforced video verbalization

The decision was taken to remove only the presence of police officers mobilized to enforce the prohibitions in force, once night fell. For the rest, the video verbalization system would be "reinforced" on the rue Edouard-Herriot, says the city of Lyon which also plans to set up "a new illuminated signage" to indicate the traffic instructions at the end of the week.

"Once this reinforcement is operational, the municipality will put an end to the human device that has been mobilized," she confirms. The "anti-rodeo" cell remains activated. "I am very worried (...), both for the safety and tranquility of local residents, and in relation to the message sent to offenders," reacts Pierre Oliver, calling on the Minister of the Interior for help to "encourage the city of Lyon to maintain and perpetuate this device".

However, the Commission replied that it was not a final decision. "The City reserves the right to reinstate this system if necessary," she concludes.

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