The metropolis of Toulouse has been classified among the 50 cities of 600,000 to 3 million inhabitants, which implement technological solutions for the well-being of their inhabitants.
Toulouse was ranked among the 50 metropolises with 600,000 to 3 million inhabitants top rated for their “ability to make the best use of today’s technologies, to create a more sustainable present and future and to increase the quality of life of their inhabitants.” The study, commissioned by the parking and mobility company EasyPark, ranked Toulouse 47th out of 50. Among the top 10 cities in the ranking, eight are Scandinavian. Among the French cities in this category, Montpellier is 42nd, Lyon 45th and Bordeaux 48th. In the ranking of very large cities, Paris comes 13th, in a ranking by London and New York.
The study was divided into four scoring criteria: digital life, mobility innovation, technological infrastructure and environmental sustainability.
Toulouse obtains its best marks in the category of electronic payments and climate actions
Toulouse achieves its best results in the technological infrastructure category, and the electronic payments subcategory (78/100). This result is based on several data, including the percentage of the population who have not used cash since the start of the pandemic, the possession of credit cards or the number of online purchases. The sources are the World Bank and YouGov. The city of Toulouse obtains its best score (79/100) in the category of climate actions. This measures the risks associated with climate change and the arrangements made to deal with it. Toulouse obtains corrected marks (between 65 and 72/100) in the category of green transport: parking, traffic management, clean transport. These criteria include the number of electric cars per capita, levels of road congestion or the adoption of parking technologies. The data sources are in particular OpenStreetMap, exclusive EasyPark data or the International Energy Agency (IEA-IEA).