Bellerive-sur-Allier

Bellerive-sur-Allier (Occitan, Vaissa) is a commune in the Allier department in central France.

Bellerive-sur-Allier
Town hall in 2010.
Town hall in 2010.
Coat of arms of Bellerive-sur-Allier
Coat of arms
Location of Bellerive-sur-Allier
Bellerive-sur-Allier is located in France
Bellerive-sur-Allier
Bellerive-sur-Allier
Bellerive-sur-Allier is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bellerive-sur-Allier
Bellerive-sur-Allier
Coordinates: 46°07′03″N 3°24′16″E / 46.1175°N 3.4044°E / 46.1175; 3.4044Coordinates: 46°07′03″N 3°24′16″E / 46.1175°N 3.4044°E / 46.1175; 3.4044
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementVichy
CantonBellerive-sur-Allier
IntercommunalityVichy Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) François Sennepin[1]
Area
1
18.97 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[2]
8,500
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03023 /03700
Elevation247–337 m (810–1,106 ft)
(avg. 280 m or 920 ft)
Websiteville-bellerive-sur-allier.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Known as Vesse or Vaisse, it was renamed Bellerive-sur-Allier in 1903.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793580—    
1800580+0.00%
1806752+4.42%
1821691−0.56%
1831813+1.64%
1836870+1.36%
1841897+0.61%
1846951+1.18%
18511,016+1.33%
18561,034+0.35%
18611,058+0.46%
18661,306+4.30%
18721,296−0.13%
18761,278−0.35%
18811,408+1.96%
18861,505+1.34%
18911,606+1.31%
18961,762+1.87%
YearPop.±% p.a.
19011,931+1.85%
19062,104+1.73%
19112,333+2.09%
19212,361+0.12%
19262,890+4.13%
19313,287+2.61%
19363,363+0.46%
19463,752+1.10%
19544,008+0.83%
19625,367+3.72%
19685,953+1.74%
19757,317+2.99%
19828,188+1.62%
19908,543+0.53%
19998,444−0.13%
20078,617+0.25%
20128,578−0.09%
20178,500−0.18%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE[4]

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Bellerive-sur-Allier was member of Gannat district in 1793, which becomes an arrondissement in 1801; member of the arrondissement of Lapalisse from 1926 to 1942 and arrondissement of Vichy since 1942.[5] It was member of the canton of Escurolles from 1801[5] to 2015. The commune is the centralizer office of the canton of Bellerive-sur-Allier (11 communes) since March 2015.[6]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

Bellerive-sur-Allier is at the junction of several main roads, including the main ones:

  • the departemental road 2209 (RD 2209);
  • the departemental road 984 (RD 984) passing by the town hall;
  • the departemental road 6 (RD 6) coming from Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule.

These main roads are not enough to relieve congestion at peak hours (quasi-permanent stoppers on deck Bellerive) and the arrival of the A719 motorway in 2015, though it approaches the heart of the town, was not enough to improve the traffic conditions.

The main roads are closed to vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes except for local traffic. Controls are organized regularly by municipal services to ensure that heavy vehicles comply with the regulations.[7]

Parking is free. It performs even side on even years and odd side on odd years.[8]

Cycling transportationEdit

Bike lanes were built on part of the RD 2209, on the Avenue de Vichy (north-south between the Boussange roundabout and Georges-Beaugnies alley and in both directions beyond) and Avenue de la République in both directions and the roundabout of the Republic since 2010, as well as a portion of the Maurice-Chalus street, a portion of one-way between Jean-Ferlot street and the church (between two traffic calmings).

Bike paths also exist around the bridge of Europe.

In July 2010, a 2.7 km-cycle route was established between the Bellerive bridge and the swimming centre.[9] This service comes despite an impairment of this signaling equipment, better service. New roads have been built and existing roads were adapted.[10]

Round of the Lac d'Allier by bike is completed in July 2011.[11][12]

Urban transportationEdit

The city is served by five lines of the bus network MobiVie.

Politics and AdministrationEdit

MayorsEdit

  • 2014–current: Jérôme Joannet[13]

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier" [Nominative List of Communes of Allier] (PDF) (in French). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ Données Cassini, EHESS
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ a b "Bellerive-sur-Allier". cassini.ehess.fr (in French).
  6. ^ "2014-265 decree". legifrance.gouv.fr (in French).
  7. ^ "Road safety" (in French).
  8. ^ "Parking" (in French). Archived from the original on 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  9. ^ Bourges, Anne (2010-03-23). "Nouvel itinéraire entre pont et piscine [New route between bridge and swimming centre]". La Montagne (in French).
  10. ^ Route from Vichy to Stade Aquatique on OpenStreetMap
  11. ^ Bourges, Anne (2011-07-02). "La circulation à vélo change de braquet". La Montagne (in French).
  12. ^ Round of the Lac d'Allier on OpenStreetMap
  13. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier (avec maire, arrondissement et canton)" [Nominative list of communes of Allier (with mayor, arrondissement and canton)] (PDF). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier (in French). 1 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.