The old bridge across the river to Lalinde has gone.

And been replaced by this new, wider bridge.

I think they’ve done a surprisingly good job. You can see much more of the river as you drive across and, when walking, won’t feel that you’re taking your life into your hands, turning sideways on the pavement so lorries can pass.

Don’t worry – I will only go into the irony of building a lovely new bridge five years after Peak Oil (according to the IEA) in this short paragraph.

The small road up the hill to écovallée from the bridge is now one way, and I’ll be sending out new directions for cars and bikes to this year’s guests very soon.