Novatech 2019 planning technologies urban water stormwater management FRGBIndex

TECHNICAL TOURS AND URBAN BICYCLE RIDE

Friday 5th July (lunch box included)

With the support of Novatech's partners, four technical tours are proposed around Lyon and Roanne, by bus, on foot or even by bike! Come and discover urban planning and exemplary strategies for sustainable water management in the city, and meet actors who contribute to it.

French/English simultaneous translation will be provided during visits (except for urban cycle tours).
Please note that technical tours have a limited number of participants.

  1. Reduce impervious areas of the city to respond to water and health issues - Organized by Lyon Metropole and Villeurbanne city.
  2. Disconnect stormwater to preserve the environment and bring back nature into the city - Organized by the Roanne Water Services.
  3. Issues related to drinking water supply and flood management in the Lyon Metropole area - Organized by Lyon urban area planning agency. Simultaneous translation is not provided for this tour - some elements available in English
  4. Between Rhône and Saône rivers, bicycle tour around Lyon’s urban history and its link with water - Organized by Lyon urban area planning agency. Simultaneous translation is not provided for this tour - some elements available in English

General informations

Technical tour 1

Lyon Metropole
and Villeurbanne City
Reduce impervious areas


Technical tour 2
 

Roanne Water Services
Disconnect stormwater



Technical tour 3

Urban Area
planning agency
Issues : drinking water
and flooding

 

Technical tour 4

Urban Area
planning agency
Between Rhône et Saone rivers


9am  - On foot from
« maison du projet de la Part Dieu », 192 rue Garibaldi, Lyon 3

4pm  - Return to « Gare de Villeurbanne » tram stop

8:30am - By bus from
the meeting point at the INSA Lyon.

6:00pm  - Return to INSA Lyon

9am  - By electric bike from
the meeting point at the INSA Lyon

5:00pm  - Return to INSA Lyon

9am - By bike from
the meeting point
at the INSA Lyon

1pm
- Return to INSA Lyon


1 - Reduce impervious areas of the city to respond to water and health issues

Organized by the Lyon Metropole and Villeurbanne city
9am to 4pm by public transport and on foot

Visite technique 1 - Métropole de LyonIn the city center of Lyon, in a dense urban context, Lyon Metropole and Villeurbanne invite you to discover 5 operations to renovate public space while reducing impervious areas :
- the Part-Dieu district undergoing major changes, in particular Garibaldi street - a former "urban motorway" rehabilitated - and Frankfurt Square a retrofitted bus station. There will be a "stop" at the top of the Oxygene Tower, wich offers a great city panorama
- The Villeurbanne train station's pedestrian way, a public park designed to infiltrate stormwater despite of polluted soils.
- Boulevard E. Reguillon and E. Decorps Street in Villeurbanne equipped with several devices to infiltrate the road runoff water.

2 - Disconnect stormwater to preserve the environment and bring nature into the city

Organized by the Roanne Water Services ("Roannaise de l'eau")
8:30am to 6.00pm by bus and on foot

Visite technique 2 - Ville de VilleurbanneRoannaise de l'Eau has been acting for several years to preserve the water bodies of its territory, particularly through the reduction of rainwater inputs into the sewerage networks. The service will welcome and present you its stormwater management strategy, and its showroom of best management practices. Then, you will be able to interact with regional stakeholders during several visits:  
- Reduction of street width by creating vegetated swales, in the Docteur Calmette Street, in Riorges
- Rehabilitation of Jules Ferry Street, in Commelle-Vernay with the implementation of a porous pavement
- Conception of a subdivision without rainwater network in Commelle-Vernay
- Integration of nature in the city as part of the redevelopment of the urban center of Coteau

3 - Issues related to drinking water supply and flood management in the Lyon Metropole area

Organized by Lyon urban area planning agency
9am to 5pm - 35km by electric bike - Simultaneous translation is not provided for this tour but some elements will be available in English thanks to our kind English-speaking organizer accompanying the group

Visite technique 3
Discover the Jonage Canal and the Cusset hydroelectric plant by taking the cycle path of the "Blue Ring" project to reach the Miribel-Jonage Park, the green lung of the city. The Grand Park, an area of 2200 ha, is a unique place gathering multiple and potentially antagonistic functions: preservation of the drinking water resource, protection against floods, protection and enhancement of the natural heritage and public welcoming. After a presentation of the hydraulic issues by SEGAPAL (the site administrator), discover the Blue Waters lake by the cycle loop. Then visit a remarkable site of the Lyon Metropole heritage in the afternoon: the former waterworks of St. Clair and its Cornwall pump, a listed monument (with an English comment of the visit).

4 - Between Rhone and Saone rivers, bike tour around Lyon’s urban history and its link with water

Visit by Lyon urban area planning agency.
9am to 1pm - By bike - Simultaneous translation is not provided for this tour but some elements will be available in English thanks to our kind English-speaking organizer accompanying the group

Visite technique 4 - Balade urbaine

Lyon is a Fluvial Metropolis, built thanks and around its two rivers the Rhone and the Saone. It has developed a fluvial tradition and a well-known water engineering. This Lyon's expertise is found in the stormwater management strategy, through the integrated design of devices, developed by the Water Department of the Lyon Metropole. Today, water contributes to Lyon's quality of life and is the backbone of many uses that reconnect with ancestral links: a place for relaxation and contemplation, a convivial and peaceful public space, a network of soft modes transports, the development of Biodiversity... As in 2016, this fun bike ride will allow you to discover various forms of city water development.