States General in the public space: give your opinion on living better together

The municipality is launching a major citizen consultation from October 2022 to March 2023. From mid-October to the end of November, you are invited to answer the questionnaire sent to your mailboxes or available online.

This public consultation is built around three highlights:

  • From mid-October to the end of November: Take part in the big survey by answering the dedicated questionnaire,
  • Between November and February, come and enrich the debates with your contributions during three thematic working meetings,
  • In March 2023, go to the public restitution meeting of the States General in the public space.

A public hearing in Boulogne-Billancourt, for what?

Boulogne-Billancourt is an increasingly attractive city. With a young population (60% of the population is under 44) hosting 43% of families, Boulogne-Billancourt also represents a dynamic employment pool with an unemployment rate of 7% (below the national average) and has more than 3,000 business start-ups in 2021. Our seniors are also well represented with almost 20% of retirees. It is this diversity that makes our city rich and that we must preserve by developing public spaces that are suitable and welcoming for all.
We invite you to participate, over the next six months, in an interactive democratic and civic consultation entitled “The Estates General of Public Space”, to bring out the major future orientations in relation to urban development.

Where can I find the questionnaire and what are the next steps?

This public consultation will take place in three phases and on three key themes:

  • 1D scene : from 15 October to 30 November, you are encouraged to answer the questionnaire that is sent to each household’s mailbox. The questionnaire will also be available in certain municipal structures (the town hall and its annexes, media libraries, mobile services, etc.) as well as in a digital version on the municipality’s website at this address.
  • 2e scene : from November to February 2023 “public space workshops” will take place every month under the leadership of Mr. Guy Sorman, Chairman of the Local Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Cesel), accompanied by members of Cesel. These are working meetings that are open to everyone after prior registration (to organize a distribution of volunteers at the various proposed round tables).
    The purpose of these evenings is to exchange ideas and deepen the following themes:
    – Tuesday 15 November from 19.00 to 21.00: public spaces and economic development,
    – Wednesday 7 December from 19.00 to 21.00: public space and mobility,
    − Thursday 16 February from 7 to 9 p.m.: public spaces and living environment.
  • 3e scene : meet in March 2023 for a public meeting around the experts to share feedback from this citizen consultation and define the main operational guidelines for future urban development projects

On which themes?

As you will discover in the questionnaire, the chosen themes concern us all, and concrete alternatives will be proposed to you.

  • Firstly, the theme “living environment” deals with issues of cleanliness, recycling, green areas or leisure spaces, sports, culture or noise or air pollution.
  • The theme of “mobility” addresses travel issues: do we need more public transport? Do you feel safe on city pavements? What would be your ideal mode of transport and the conditions for its implementation?
  • Finally, the theme of “economic life” will focus on easy access and delivery, your needs in terms of shops or even the spaces occupied by cafes and restaurants…

Who is this consultation for?

This consultation is for anyone who lives or spends time in Boulogne-Billancourt. It therefore concerns all the inhabitants, but also the employees, the entrepreneurs, the students… Thank you in advance to all those who will be able to spend a few minutes of their time on the topics of our daily lives. Your opinion is important to our city!

Together we must imagine the city of the future, a peaceful city that respects all its inhabitants, all its employees and all its visitors. We must be able to satisfy individual and collective expectations in a big city at our leisure”
Pierre-Christophe Baguet, Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt

Calendar for the General States in the public space

• October/November: answers to the questionnaire

• November/February: Debates
– Tuesday 15 November from 19:00 to 21:00: public space and economic development
– Wednesday 7 December from 19.00 to 21.00: public space and mobility
– Thursday 16 February from 19:00 to 21:00: public space and living environment

• March 2023: Public restitution meeting in the General Estates

What is public space?

The public space is all the spaces in our city that are intended for use by everyone, residents of Boulogne-Billancourt, employees and visitors. It can be spaces dedicated to mobility (pavements, streets, etc.), to economic functions (delivery areas, restaurant terraces, etc.) or to the residential environment (parks and gardens, squares, etc.)
• a territory of 6.17 km²
• 73 linear km of roads
• 146 linear km of pavements
• 41 ha of green areas
• 33 parks and gardens
• more than 9500 trees
• 2.5 km border to Paris.

All data collected will be treated anonymously by OpinionWay, an independent polling institute. Questions regarding your profile will only be used for analytical purposes and will preserve your anonymity.

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