Good news for lovers of rides. Before long, they can try new ones in the pink city. According to information from The Dispatch, the Toulouse town hall will issue new installation permits. Six new rides could therefore see the light of day by the 1uh January 2022.
Six new neighborhoods affected
Currently, there are nine rides in Toulouse: Place Wilson, Joan of Arc, the Jardin des Plantes and the Raymond-IV garden. But from 2022, six new neighborhoods will be affected and the new locations will be authorized on the Place du Marché aux cochons, near the Minimes metro station; in the park of Violette, in Lalande; place of the Legion of Honor, in Marengo; in the Vincenzo-Tonelli square, in front of the Roseraie metro station; Place des Tiabos in the south-west of the city and rue Cécile Brunschvicg, in the Ponts-Jumeaux district.
“Create social links”
For Cécile Dufraisse, deputy mayor of Toulouse contacted by The Independent Opinion and in charge of the project, “the idea is to create a positive occupation “. She adds that “parents, children, and perhaps even childminders come together and create social ties in a difficult context”. Currently in charge of the town hall of the Minimes district, she explains that “the idea of rides was obvious”. “It is a fairly dense neighborhood, with more than 40,000 inhabitants, very family-friendly, and which has 14 schools. I told myself that the rides were the best way to socialize the inhabitants», Admits the elected Toulouse.
A “more comfortable” regulation
The deputy mayor also explains that this project aims to better adjust all existing rides, and those to come. “I wanted to adjust all the existing rides and add new locations to give them visibility in this complex period and ensure their longevity”, assures the elected. Currently, the authorization to install rides already present was reviewed every year. From now on, they will also have to file a case. The authorization will then be granted over a period of between one and seven years.. And even if they can be put in competition with other candidates, the elected official in charge of the project assures him “They understood”. Before adding: “I received them a few months ago before the summer, and of course they were worried about this call for projects. But we exchanged, and they saw that the but was not to them. penalize, but to offer them a more comfortable regulatory framework “.
To find out who will occupy these new locations, a call for projects was therefore launched by the town hall on October 14, and interested candidates have until Monday November 15 at 5 p.m. to submit their application.