What does a happy mayor look like? To Louis Negre. This Friday, the first magistrate of Cagnes-sur-Mer inaugurated – officially and with great fanfare – the Parc Relais in front of the station. “Creating a relay car park in the city center is anything but simple. In general, it’s ugly, ” wriggles Louis Nègre, standing on the platform installed on the 7th floor of the building. “The 7th Heaven”, he smiled.
All ugly, except his! “Here, we fought to obtain a beautiful park and ride, with terracotta tiles. High end! », bombards the mayor of Cagnes. Who continues: And it is already planned to enlarge it if necessary. From 280 spaces to 400. We already have the land, that is to say if we believe in this car park”. The equipment, built in floors, has already been open for almost two months. Located at 39 boulevard de la gare, it is aimed at public transport users.
Along with funders
And, by the end of 2024 if all goes well, the site has already been delayed due to the Covid and the war in Ukraine, the Park and Ride will be integrated into the multimodal hub. The future large station of Cagnes-sur-Mer with a railway station and a strong bus station with 13 bus lines, with car sharing, blue bikes, taxis and a large forecourt. “A major tool”, bombards Louis Nègre. Not to mention the tram.
The nearest station will be 250 meters from the multimodal interchange hub. ” This project [de gare] goes back a few years, it is an exemplary project that is part of the fight against climate change”, welcomes the mayor.
“In Cagnes, we give speeches, but we also produce! There, there is for 28 million public money “, he continues. A look to the right, another to the left. “It’s money that was put by all my friends on the stage.” At his side, the funders are there: Christian Estrosi, for the Metropolis, Pierre Loaec for Europe, Charles-Ange Ginésy for the Departmental Council, Philippe Loos for the State, SNCF Gares and Connections, also project management…
Without forgetting Philippe Tabarot, ex-Mister Transports of the Paca Region, who has become a senator since 2020. “He didn’t pay anything, but he took the project to Paris”, jokes Louis Nègre. 28 million euros are committed to this project.