DRIVING

CAR PARKS: OPTIMISED PARKING

La Confluence has a sensible parking strategy, to limit car use and leave more space for pedestrians, cyclists and other active modes of transport in the city centre. Taking this concept even further, the first shared parking structure was completed in 2018.

NEARLY 4,000 PARKING SPACES

In order to provide just the right amount of parking, La Confluence is adjusting the amount of parking facilities available, throughout each phase of its development. The objective is to share the space with active modes of mobility. Six car parks offer 3,892 parking spaces (off-street parking). 

  • Gare Perrache 
  • Perrache Carnot
  • Gare de Lyon Perrache
  • Centre d’échange
  • Confluence
  • Marché Gare

In addition, there are parking spaces for museum visitors:

  • Musée des Confluences
  • Tony Garnier

 

SHARED PARKING IS SMARTER PARKING 

The first shared parking structure «  Marché-Gare  » “Marché-Gare”, completed in 2018, was built by Lyon Confluence on the corner of Quai Perrache and Rue Casimir Périer. It has 843 spaces managed by LPA, appointed by Lyon Confluence. The first floor has a high ceiling (2.3 metres) so that shopkeepers and small business owners can park their commercial vehicles easily. Cars enter from Quai Perrache and pedestrians enter from the future Rue Delandine. A second car park is planned further south.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The principle of shared parking is to encourage alternating use of parking spaces by users with complementary needs. A resident who comes home in the evening takes a parking space used by an employee during the day. A visitor occupies a parking space left vacant by a resident on the weekend. This system optimises the space requirement, reducing the number of parking spaces and the cost for the community, in both financial and environmental terms.

Building less underground parking spaces also means that the parking garages are built exclusively under the buildings, thus freeing up space for inner courtyards planted with gardens in open ground, with lush vegetation and trees. This cools things down in summer and provides more biodiversity.

LA CONFLUENCE, 30 KM/H SPEED LIMIT 

Rue Smith, Rue Denuzière, Rue Delandine, Cours Charlemagne (north of Montrochet), Quai Rambaud (south of Suchet): since 2019, lots of streets in La Confluence have had their speed limit reduced to 30 km/h. Objectives:

  • improving the flow of traffic
  • limiting air pollution by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • making it safer to get around town
  • helping create a calmer city.