Traffic Lights now switched on – allow for delays or use the bus!

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The new traffic lights have now been switched on in Nyon. These traffic lights are part of a strategy from the “Mobilité and Travaux et Environnement” department of Nyon town council/ city government, to encourage the use of public transport by giving buses priority over cars. Buses will now run every 15 minutes and new routes have been created to make it easier for the commuter/passenger.  See here. 

Each bus has a transmitter that influences the lights to give the buses priority.  This transport policy has been implemented to allow for the predicted increase in traffic when approximately 9,000 new residents will move to the area into the new buildings in the north of the town (Morâche, Petite-Prairie etc). This is expected to happen between now and 2020.

There have been a few teething problems with the new traffic system and drivers have been experiencing delays. What is your experience of the new system? Do feel free to comment here on this site or over  on the Living in Nyon Facebook page.

Map above – courtesy MStCM- TPN

Christmas fair at La Châtaigneraie International School/ Jazz Carols in Nyon

There are plenty of Christmas markets on at the moment including the Marché de Saint Nicolas at “La Chât” in Founex. See details below.

Note – there will be late night shopping in Nyon on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd December. Local buses will be free on these nights see here. Local family businesses will also be open on Sunday 21st December from 10:00 -18:00

Marché de Saint-Nicolas at La Châtaigneraie International School.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014 from 11:30 to 16:00. Over 30 stalls selling artisan goods and crafts. Games/activities available for the children (Father Christmas, shopping area)

Live seasonal music provided by students of the music programme at the school. A great indoor activity for the entire family. Food and drink are offered during the entire event.

Parking is free. Event Location. La Châtaigneraie International School, 2, chemin de la Ferme, Founex VD, 1297

Jazz Carols in Nyon

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For the fourth year running La Côte Anglican Church is organising an evening of Jazz Carols in Nyon. This will be a blend of Christmas carols, played with an original jazz twist. These will be interspersed with a specially written dramatised story, bringing to life the essence of Christmas. Entry is free. However, you will need to reserve a place online to ensure a seat. There will be a retiring collection. Full details here


Winter Fair in Nyon Friday 7th and Sat 8th Nov

There will be a Winter Fair on Friday 7th November and Saturday 8th November at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Nyon from 10:00-17:00

Free entry  – Winter gifts galore, tombola, homemade gifts, food and more.

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“Et maintenant?” Big debate tomorrow in Nyon, Autumn Fair in Founex

Vision Nyon 2030
What will Nyon look like in 2030, when it comes to housing, living together and work opportunities? If these questions interest you, the City council in partnership with the economic magasine Bilan and Uni Global Union are hosting a big debate tomorrow morning Friday 19th of September, from 8:30 to  12:15 at UNI Global Union headquarters. Bringing together the major players in the area, from politicians to demographics specialists, this morning of debate will tackle issues such as the aging of the population, work opportunities, what it means to live in Nyon and more. Among the people taing part in the debate will be president of the Grand-Conseil Pierre-Yves Maillard and Tibère Adler, head of Avenir Suisse for Romandie.


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La Côte Church Autumn Fair in Founex

La Côte Church will be hosting its Autumn fair on Saturday the 27th of September. There will be a number of stalls including a book stall, a chutney and pickle stall and more. Live music, dancing and food for the adults, while the kids can have fun in the children’s corner. The fair is on from 10:00 to 17:00 in Founex

Swiss National Day in Nyon – Castle will be turned red!

August 1st in Nyon

If you want to take part in the 1st August (Swiss National Day) festivities in Nyon, the celebrations start at 19:45 with an apéro offered by  the town council at the ’Esplanade des Marronniers” (by the Roman Columns) This will be followed by an official ceremony at 20:30 followed by a parade at 21:15  which will wind its way through the old town (this is where the children carry lit paper lanterns in the parade as in the photo). At 22:15 there will be a firework display by the lake. This year the château of Nyon will be lit up red to celebrate the national day! For full details see link here

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