More than 1,600 project ideas for neighborhoods have been submitted by Toulouse residents as part of the Toulouse City Hall operation “My ideas for my neighborhood”.
A “record participation” rate which makes Toulouse one of the cities that received the greatest number of responses within the framework of a participatory budget. Paris, a leader in the field, received 2,565 proposals submitted in 2021 for 2,175,000 inhabitants. “All the districts of Toulouse participated, from 20 to 130 ideas submitted per district”, details the City of Toulouse.
75% of ideas are qualified as “ecological” with three main trends:
the revegetation of the city (tree planting, revegetation of public space, etc.), the deployment of cycle paths and the installation of collective composters or devices for the management of green waste.
More than 50% of ideas submitted related to the themes of “Nature in the city” and “Eco-mobility”
As for the development of the living environment, requests are directed towards roads (speed bumps, one-way or limitation of certain streets to 30km / h) and the installation of sports equipment (games for children, tables table tennis, city stadium, street workout, etc.), etc.
“In accordance with the commitment made during the municipal campaign, Jean-Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse, President of Toulouse Métropole, wanted this operation to be an opportunity for Toulouse residents to take part in the life of their neighborhood and to pragmatically promote their ideas in favor of nature in the city, as close as possible to their homes, ”said the community in a press release.
These proposals are now in the hands of the services of the Town Hall who are checking their feasibility. As of November, they organize “citizen workshops” to study the preselected projects. This work will lead to a classification.
In September 2022, “10 ideas per district” will be put to the vote of the inhabitants. Those who collect the most votes “will be financed” by the participatory budget, the envelope of which “has been increased to 8M €, and achieved within 2 years”, specify the services of the Town Hall.
All information on jeparticipe.toulouse.fr