Through Guillaume Laurens
15 months after his re-election to the Capitol behind the label “Aimer Toulouse”, it is under the slogan “Aimer vivre à Toulouse” that Jean-Luc Moudenc, the mayor (LR) of the Pink City, planted, Wednesday September 15, 2021, the milestones of “the political roadmap of the mandate”, surrounded by his main lieutenants in the City and in the Metropolis.
“Live with the sweetness of the village” in Toulouse
After the motto “Toulouse en Grand” during the first mandate which represented the “new impetus given” to the fourth city in France, and opened the way “to major projects intended to prepare for the future”, Jean-Luc Moudenc wants now cover more on the life of the neighborhoods. Hence this slogan supposed to embody “the daily priority of Toulouse residents”, to ensure both a “high level of services”, but also “Live with the sweetness of the village”. Vast program, in a boom town of almost 500,000 souls, which welcomes 5,700 additional inhabitants each year!
If the major projects will “structure the rebound of the Toulouse economy over the months and years to come”, Jean-Luc Moudenc believes that “the big city is too often synonymous with noise, pollution, security problems” and that it is time “To write a second page” of its chapter with the Toulouse residents. “The new means of the current mandate, we are going to put them on these daily projects, because the quality of life of Toulousans, for me, it is a great project”, he insisted, at the time of presenting a roadmap which recalls his campaign promises, but also incorporates in his eyes “all the expectations that we have heard”.
Municipal police and cameras
On the security front, “we will never accept that a small minority comes to rot the daily life of our fellow citizens”, chanted Jean-Luc Moudenc, criticizing the speech of his opponents who “minimize” the problems by speaking of “Feeling of insecurity”. By 2026, the town hall will “Double the patrols of the municipal police in the neighborhoods ”, but also to recruit 100 new municipal police officers, an increase of 25%, whereas Toulouse now has 350 agents. He reiterated his commitment to install municipal police hotlines in the neighborhoods, indicating that the experiment was triggered in Border and Saint-Simon had made it possible to “perceive the specificities reported by the inhabitants”. Regarding the new headquarters of the municipal police, after a “land search”, the town hall is in the process of “finalizing the choice in the coming weeks” and should announce it “soon”.
In terms of cameras, Jean-Luc Moudenc believes that the device has proved its worth and that ” The debate is closed on the usefulness and effectiveness of video protection ”.
“Even if my far-left opponents find it difficult to talk about it, because they are locked in their shackles, there are not many people left to dispute the usefulness of these cameras.”
While Toulouse counts to this day 454 cameras on the public highway, against 21 in 2014, he recalled his “goal of being achieved more” in the mandate. He indicated that the presence of cameras would be reinforced “on” certain places where a certain number of nuisances are concentrated “. New deployments are planned “in the districts of La Faourette, Borderouge and Arènes”. The city will also install ten cameras in 4G and 5G, “an innovation”, defends the mayor.
As an extension of the Municipal 2020 campaign, Jean-Luc Moudenc renewed his wish to “devote more than half of the investments to neighborhood life ”. In his idea of ”getting closer to the sweetness of life in a village”, he recalled that the town hall would “ensure that there is a health house in each neighborhood ”. The arrival of ” new businesses ” in new districts such as La Cartoucherie and Montaudran should help to structure social life. Just like the creation of new markets full blast at Guilhemery and Heracles square.
The first magistrate an evoked son 100,000 trees plan and cited as an example the Bagatelle district, where 1,000 trees will be used to create an urban forest ”, without forgetting the creation of 15 shared gardens additional, or temporary vegetable gardens at the Trois Cocus, with “gardening and an initiation to Eating Well”.
Of all the large cities in France, Toulouse is said to be the one “which invests the most” in educational equipment. The mayor announced the arrival of new school groups. Four of them are announced in Lalande in 2022, Lardenne in 2023, but also La Salade and Saint-Simon in 2024.
Already a thousand proposals for the participatory call for projects
The participatory call for projects “My ideas for my neighborhood” has made it possible to receive to date “no 950 ideas submitted by the people of Toulouse”. The operation lasts until the end of September and “I am hopeful that we exceed 1,000 new ideas for developing neighborhoods”, outlined Jean-Luc Moudenc. The people of Toulouse will then be called upon to decide between these projects, achieving a participatory budget of 8 million euros allocated.
Cycling and public transport
The third major priority of the mandate will be that of mobility. While vast public transport projects will transform the city, Jean-Luc Moudenc has displayed his ambition to “develop cycling “. The mayor acknowledged: “Things have changed, if it has been used as a militant demand by some, the bicycle is once again becoming a popular means of transport and open to all”. Especially since “by definition, cycling is favorable to neighborhood life” and “beneficial for health”.
“To reduce noise pollution and pollution”, the Metropolis will budget multiplier by two threads dedicated to cycling, on the mandate. Many projects are planned, including the creation of “two one-way cycle paths on boulevard Gaussen”), and others at the Grand Rond, the Trois Cocus, the Minimes, Barrière de Paris (on the boulevard Silvio Trentin), or even in Gramont, where the renovation of Chemin de Gabardie is accompanied by bicycle facilities between the metro station, the SNCF station and the roundabout between Auchan and Cultura.
Jean-Luc Moudenc recalled his “second ambition” to bring out of the ground “the express bike network to” go towards zero discontinuity of the cycle link “around the Pink City. He recalled that the panoply of the network BikeToulouse would be extended to other municipalities, with a new call for tenders carried by Tisséo. Another novelty announced: cyclists will have the possibility to embark their bike in public transport, off peak hours ”.
As he had announced before the Municipal, Jean-Luc Moudenc finally indicated that he would indeed set up his famous “Street code”, so that “pedestrians and cyclists, but also cyclists and motorists can live together” in the public space.
Relay parking and 30 km / h on the roads
With the launch of the 3e line, the creation of three new Linéo links, the imminent arrival of Téléo in the skies of Toulouse, or even the extension of metro schedules effective for a few days, in order to encourage people to take public transport, “this mandate will be also that of development of relay car parks ”. The community will “increase by a third” the parking system, “to go from 6,500 to 8,600 spaces”.
As the municipality recently recalled, it is also preparing to extend areas limited to 30 km / h, as in Paris, with the idea that this concerns 80% of Toulouse’s roads, whose main axes will be presented at 50 km / h.
“I set a line of conduct: I want the streets to belong to those who live there, rather than those who pass through them.”
Toulouse, “at the rendezvous of the economic rebound”?
After having inflicted the “very largely civic” spirit of Toulouse in the face of vaccination, Jean-Luc Moudenc concluded his intervention by evoking Economic “rebound” which is more than ever felt in Toulouse, “the large agglomeration most affected by the loss of jobs” in recent months “because of the aeronautics crisis. “Airbus is at an unprecedented level of two thirds / one third against Boeing.”
“With all due respect to a certain number of actors who pronounce the decrease, we want to remain the capital of aeronautics and space, so that it is here that the carbon-free plane is built”, supported Agnes Plagneux-Bertrand, vice-president of the Metropolis in charge of aeronautics.
A few days before the celebrations of the 20e anniversary of the AZF explosion, Jean-Luc Moudenc, who was then transport assistant, drew a parallel with the disaster: “At the time, I feared that this tragedy would put the brakes on Toulouse’s dynamism. and gives a negative image of the city. But all this was fleeting and the structural forces of Toulouse won ”.
Praising the state of mind of the people of Toulouse, “who are” entrepreneurs and “optimists”, he lambasted “fanciful theses on American references to Detroit”.
“With ideological ulterior motives and taking advantage of the disarray, some began to propose a prospect of disaster. It took only a few months for all of this to be denied. If we are there for the rebound, it is is because we have the ingredients and no one has given up. “
Still in terms of the economy, the first vice-president of the Metropolis Dominique faure indicated that “the roadmap for the next five years” would be presented at the end of 2021.
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