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Participatory budgeting

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. A new round of participatory budgeting is implemented in Tampere during 2022–2023. The theme is safe everyday life.

Voting is on from 9th May to 22nd May


The theme of the participatory budgeting this year is safe everyday life.


The residents of Tampere will select the best plans by voting. There are 73 plans to select from. Proposals are presented below.


Everyone in Tampere, regardless of their age, is eligible to vote.


Every person has two votes. The plans with most votes will be realised within the framework of the area’s budget.


External linkVote here


You can also vote at polling stations:

* Tampere City Central Office Building (Aleksis Kiven katu 14–16) on Wed 11.5.2022 at 12–15

* Me-talo (Multisillankatu 1) on Thu 12.5.2022 at 12–15

* Tesoma Wellbeing Centre (Tesomankatu 4) on Tue 17.5.2022 at 12–15

* Koilliskeskus Wellbeing Centre (Liikekatu 3) on Wed 18.5.2022 at 12–15

* Hervanta Library (Insinöörinkatu 38) on Thu 19.5.2022 at 12–15



Proposals

The whole of Tampere

Buss guards for busses and stops

More bus guards to monitor the safety of buses and stops especially during evening and night time.

Digital safety cards for senior citizens

Creating digital safety cards with pictures and plain-language for senior citizens. With the help of pictures, these cards explain, for example, how online shops or online banking work and how to access them. Digital safety cards can also include text that explains, for example, what cookies, web browser or address bar mean and what are the differences between different browsers. The digital safety cards can be distributed, for example, in wellbeing centres, libraries and other locations visited by senior citizens.

First aid training for residents of Tampere

Short first aid training events, free of charge, to be organised in various locations in Tampere, such as in local markets or school premises.

Reflector campaign

Promoting the use of reflectors through a campaign including, for example, reflector trees in different locations across Tampere as well as reflector work shops. A public figure will be invited to be the face of the campaign.

Anti-racism training

Organising training for employees of the city and organisations so that they can recognise racism and actively work against it.

Less pick-up and drop-off traffic in the vicinity of schools

Organising a campaign to reduce traffic near schools. The campaign encourages parents and other family members to pick up pupils and drop them off a few blocks further away from their school.

Care dogs for homes for the elderly

Organising regular care dog activities in homes for the elderly. The dogs can come to visit the elderly outdoors or indoors.

City Block Clubs to help senior citizens

Launching City Block Clubs around the city, run by residents or, for example, by district associations. The clubs can organise meetings over coffee and small-scale functions that are open to everyone. In City Block Clubs, especially the elderly but also other residents of the block get to know each other and create their own safety net. The city supports the launching of City Block Club activities.

Training neighbourhood advisors

Training neighbourhood advisors who will help new Tampere residents find the essential services in their neighbourhood and support them to join the activities in the neighbourhood. The city will support the neighbourhood advisors and organise training for them regarding, for example, the city services and operators as well as offering them multilingual materials.

Training for teachers on sexuality and anti-racism work

Providing teachers within early childhood education, basic education and secondary degree education with training on sex education, working against sexual harassment and racism and how to discuss these topics with young people.

Training on sexual violence and how to encounter victims of sexual violence

Organising training on sexual violence and how to encounter victims of sexual violence for operators in Tampere, such as the city personnel and operators within organisations.

Expanding the work on accessibility in Tampere

Supporting the work of the accessibility working group of the Council on Disability by providing them the help of professionals from various fields during the year 2023. For example physiotherapists, occupational therapists and architects can be invited to join the group. The working group will be headed by an expert in accessibility, and under their lead the group will perform more accessibility inspections, among other things.

Traffic safety education for students

Organising traffic safety education for students in upper secondary schools and vocational schools.

More collection points for syringes

More collection points for syringes to be located around Tampere.

More outreach youth work

Increasing outreach youth work by hiring two youth workers. Their tasks will include meeting young people and participating in anchor work which helps young people who have substance abuse issues or who are suspected of a crime, for example.

More support groups to help reduce aggressive behaviour among young people

Organising support groups for aggressive young people and ART training for the group leaders. ART (aggression replacement training) is a method for teaching young people displaying anti-social behaviour how to interact with other people in a constructive manner.

More benches in the city

Placing more benches in parks and along pedestrian and bicycle ways around the city.

More tram and bus connections at night time

Trialling more tram and bus connections at night time.

More safe adults in basic education

Hiring more school coaches and other safe adults to work in schools.

More safe places for young people to hang out

Creating more safe places for young people to hang out. Safe places could be organised by youth services, so that there would always be a safe adult on the premises.

More swimming and water rescue training for schoolchildren

Increasing the amount of training in swimming and water rescue skills for schoolchildren.

More surveillance cameras

Increasing the number of surveillance cameras in public places and restless areas.

More sustainability agents in Tampere

Hiring more young people in Tampere to work as sustainability agents who take care of cleanliness. Their tasks will include collecting rubbish, but also making observations regarding cleanliness and reporting these observations, cleanliness campaigns and encouraging city residents to be responsible and take care of the cleanliness of the environment.When needed, they will also help maintain cleanliness during large events.Sustainability agents are already working in the city centre area of Tampere. The new agents will be working in other areas of Tampere, such as Hervanta, Lielahti, Tesoma and Linnainmaa.

Anti-slip shoe grips for senior citizens

Distributing anti-slip shoe grips to senior citizens in Municipal Day Centres, for example.

Various events for young people

Organising events for young people of different ages to strengthen the sense of community. Planning events together with the Tampere Youth Council, the Children’s Parliament and young people living in Tampere.

Help line for young people

Trialling a local help line for young people. The line will provide young people with a safe adult to help them with their problems.

Hiring an equality employee

Hiring an equality employee whose task will be to promote equality and parity in Tampere. Among other things, the employee will organise training events on discrimination and how to tackle it. The equality employee works together with the equality coordinator during 2023.

Fire safety campaign

Organising a fire safety campaign to remind people to check the fire safety of their home and to conduct their own fire inspection. Distributing to residents smoke alarms and fire blankets in local markets, for example. The campaign will be organised together with the rescue services.

Designated lanes for cyclists and pedestrians

Separating bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways further with clear markings and adding warning signs in places where a bicycle path crosses a road.

Improving the safety of crossings and zebra crossings throughout the city

Improving the safety of crossings and zebra crossings across the city. Trialling new solutions to improve safety, such as projecting traffic signs onto the road.

Supporting yard parties organised by city residents

Purchasing tableware that residents can borrow free of charge for their yard parties. In addition, help will be provided to organise yard parties, such as by offering support for arranging the catering or a performer.

Safe moped meetup for young people

Organising a safe and legal moped meetup where young people can come with their mopeds to meet each other.

Safety education for schoolchildren

Organising safety education for children in basic education. Organising various training events, such as self-defence and first aid courses, classes on emotional skills and interaction, workshop on safety in social media, anti-bullying workshop and learning safety rights. The pupils would be able to choose the training events they want to participate in.

Parenting groups for the parents of schoolchildren

Arranging parenting groups for parents and guardians of schoolchildren. In the groups, parents and guardians can learn positive parenting methods, interaction and how to deal with challenging situations.

Friendly Tampere campaign

Carrying out the Friendly Tampere campaign. As part of the campaign, regular residents will be trained to be chatters who will organise chatting events open to all in shopping centres, other public events and online. The campaign will also share information on concrete actions one can take to benefit other people.

South

Couches for the Duo shopping centre

Purchasing couches to be placed in the Duo shopping centre so that people can spend time there.

Hobbies to create well-being and safety for children and adolescents

Organising hobbies and chances to try out different sports for children and adolescents particularly in northern Hervanta, Multisilta and Peltolammi.

Hobbies for people with disabilities in Hervanta

Offering easily accessible hobbies and chances to try out different sports particularly for people with disabilities in Hervanta.

Speed bump for Järvikatu

Adding a speed bump on Järvikatu in Kaukajärvi.

Traffic islands on Turtolankatu

Adding traffic islands on two zebra crossingson Turtolankatu,between the Sotilaankatu and Vasaratie crossings.

More fenced play areas in Hervanta

Building fences around play areas in the Hervanta area. The plan will be specified later.

More outreach youth work

Hiring two workers for one year to carry out outreach youth work in the areas of Peltolammi and Multisilta as well as Hervanta.

More benches for Peltolammi and Multisilta

Purchasing more benches to be placed along the recreational routes in Peltolammi and Multisilta. The precise locations for the benches will be agreed with the residents. Primarily benches will be placed in Peltolammi and Multisilta; however, if possible, benches can be placed in other locations in the southern part of the city as well.

Hobbies for the elderly to reduce loneliness in Multisilta and Peltolammi

Providing a meeting place, hobbies and chances to try out different sports for senior citizens in Multisilta and Peltolammi, such as through a service voucher type solution.

Funds reserved for community activities for children and adolescents

Distributing funds in the southern part of the city during 2023 to support activities that increase safety and a sense of community for children and adolescents. Funding can be applied for by all residents under the age of 30 living in the southern area.

Zebra crossing on Peltolamminkatu

Adding a zebra crossing in front of Peltolamminkatu 36 to enable safe crossing of the street.

Multi-generational hobbies and courses in Hervanta

Organising hobby activities that bring together different generations in Hervanta.

East

Safer zebra crossing near Olkahisen koulu school

Improving the zebra crossing on Aitolahdentie near Olkahisen koulu school and Maurinkylänkatu. The zebra crossing could be improved by adding flashing signal lights, speed bumps or rumble strips.

Bike riding licence for first and second graders

Developing a bike riding licence that first and second graders can get after completing a biking school. The training will teach traffic rules and how to control a bike, among other things. For example schools, the police, bike shops and bikers’ associations can organise the training in cooperation.

Improving the safety of zebra crossings in Joukahaisenkatu

Improving the zebra crossings in Joukahaisenkatu in Kaleva. The zebra crossings could be improved by adding, for example, flashing signal lights or speed bumps.

Supervised evening walk for the elderly and toddlers in Atala

Organising a supervised evening walk on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the elderly and toddlers in Atala. Walking around the area while chatting in good company.

Improving the safety of zebra crossings near the schools in Kaupinkatu

Improving the zebra crossings in Kaupinkatu, particularly near the schools. The zebra crossings could be improved by adding, for example, flashing signal lights or speed bumps.

Fence around the Leinola football field

Building a fence around the football field next to Leinolan koulu school to make the field safer.

More screens that display the speed of each passing car

Purchasing more screens that show drivers how fast they are going. The screens are kept in a certain location for some weeks and then moved to the next location. The screens will be located near the Messukylän koulu school in particular.

Safer bus stop for Orimuskatu

Improving the safety of the bus stop near Orimuskatu 80.

Improving the safety of Aitolahdentie

Improving the zebra crossings in Aitolahdentie between Sammon valtatie and Koilliskeskus. The zebra crossings could be improved by adding, for example, flashing signal lights or speed bumps.

Improving the safety of zebra crossings in Sammon valtatie

Improving the zebra crossings in Sammon valtatie between Hervannan valtaväylä and the Irjalankatu crossing. The zebra crossings could be improved by adding, for example, flashing signal lights or speed bumps.

Safer zebra crossings to Iso-Vilunen skate and BMX park

Improving the zebra crossings leading to Iso-Vilunen skate and BMX park. The zebra crossings could be improved by adding, for example, flashing signal lights or speed bumps.

West

Speed bumps for the crossing near the Lielahden koulu school

Improving the safety of the intersection of Teivaalantie, Viirapuistonkatu and Possilankatu by adding speed bumps before the zebra crossings and by putting up a sign that warns drivers about schoolchildren.

Safe intersection on the way to Pispala

Improving the safety of the intersection of Uittotunnelinkatu and Tahmelan viertotie by, for example, putting up warning sings, a moveable screen that shows drivers how fast they are going and flashing lights at the zebra crossing.

Safe storage placefor SUP boards, canoes and kayaks

Building a safe storage placefor SUP boards, canoes and kayaks on the Tohloppijärvi shore. Details, such as the location and monitoring of the storage place, will be planned later. If necessary, the swimming area will be marked out with buoys.

City centre

Screens that display the speed of each passing car

Purchasing more screens that show drivers how fast they are going. The screens are kept in a certain location for some weeks and then moved to the next location.

Traffic barrier poles for Puutarhakatu

Purchasing traffic barrier poles for Puutarhakatu to improve the safety of pedestrians.

More outreach work with marginalised youth

Increasing outreach youth work in the city centre area. Youth workers could go to the Ratina and Koskikeskus shopping centres and other places where young people spend their time.

Preventative substance abuse and mental health work and outreach helpers

Increasing preventative substance abuse and mental health work in the city centre area. Increasing the number of outreach helpers on the streets of the city centre. In addition, organising preventative supervised group activities in the afternoons and evenings.

Safer zebra crossing at the intersection of Kullervonkatu and Salhojankatu

Improving the safety of the zebra crossing at the intersection of Kullervonkatu and Salhojankatu

Preventing driving through pedestrian streets

Preventing cars from driving through the city centre pedestrian streets by, for example, placing flower pots or other traffic barriers that also add to the attractiveness of the area.

Increasing the number of short-term parking spots along the streets in the city centre

Increasing the number of short-term parking spots along the streets that allow, for example, offloading goods or picking up people. The parking spots could have a time limit of 15 minutes, for example.

Projected traffic signs on the bicycle paths of Hämeenkatu

Installing projectors on Hämeenkatu that project the bicycle path signs on the road surface when it is dark and the street is covered in snow. The projectors can also be used to highlight the zebra crossings on Hämeenkatu.

Safer zebra crossing in Iidesranta

Improving the zebra crossing at Iidesranta 34 with a speed bump, for example.

Monitored bicycle storage in the city centre

Building a monitored bicycle storage where someone will be monitoring the storage, for example, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The area would also be covered by surveillance cameras. The bicycle storage could also be used to store people’s own electric scooters, for example.

North

Distributing emergency preparedness kits and organising training in case of disruptions

Purchasing and distributing emergency preparedness kits to the residents of the northern area and organising training on how to prepare for disruptions. The kit can include, for example, dry supplies, a lamp, a radio, batteries, a first aid kit, a water canister, a space blanket, hand warmers and a fire blanket.

Safe place for gatherings and hobbies of children and adolescents in Kämmenniemi

Creating a safe place for children and adolescents to gather and hang out in Kämmenniemi. Hiring a safe adult to work in the premises. Purchasing supplies for the premises, such as games and sports equipment as well as tables and chairs.


Participatory budgeting in Tampere

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Here you will find more information about participatory budgeting and learn how it will be implemented in Tampere in 2022–2023.

A new round of participatory budgeting is implemented in Tampere during 2022–2023. The theme of this year is safe everyday life.

The amount reserved for the implementation of participatory budgeting projects is EUR 450,000. The money is allocated evenly across the city. For the participatory budgeting idea implementation, the southern, eastern, central, western and northern areas of Tampere have each been allocated EUR 70,000. A sum of EUR 100,000 has been allocated for the implementation of city-wide ideas.

Anyone could submit their ideas for improving the safety of the residents of Tampere during the period 7–20 February 2022. In the workshop to be arranged in March–April, more detailed plans based on the ideas will be developed together. In May, there will be a vote and the residents of Tampere will decide on which plans will be implemented.

Areas

In Mun Tampere -participatory budgeting Tampere is divided into five areas, each of which is allocated €70,000 for the implementation of residents’ ideas. The areas are as follows.

South: Hallila, Hatanpää, Hervanta, Hervantajärvi, Härmälä, Jokipohja, Kaukajärvi, Koivistonkylä, Korkinmäki, Lahdesjärvi, Lakalaiva, Lukonmäki, Multisilta, Muotiala, Nekala, Nirva, Peltolammi, Rantaperkiö, Rautaharkko, Rusko, Sarankulma, Taatala, Turtola, Veisu, Vihioja, Viiala, Viinikka, Vuores.

East: Aakkula, Atala, Haihara, Hakametsä, Hankkio, Holvasti, Huikas, Järvensivu, Kaleva, Kalevanrinne, Kauppi, Kissanmaa, Kumpula, Lapinniemi, Lappi, Leinola, Liisankallio, Linnainmaa, Messukylä, Niihama, Ojala, Olkahinen, Pappila, Petsamo, Ristinarkku, Ruotula, Takahuhti, Tasanne, Uusikylä, Vehmainen, Vuohenoja.

Central: Amuri, Finlayson, Jussinkylä, Kaakinmaa, Kalevanharju, Kyttälä, Nalkala, Osmonmäki, Pyynikinrinne, Pyynikki, Ratina, Särkänniemi, Tammela, Tammerkoski, Tampella, Tulli.

West: Epilä, Epilänharju, Haukiluoma, Hiedanranta, Hyhky, Ikuri, Kaarila, Kalkku, Lamminpää, Lentävänniemi, Lielahti, Lintulampi, Myllypuro, Niemenranta, Niemi, Pispala, Pohtola, Rahola, Ristimäki, Ryydynpohja, Santalahti, Tahmela, Tesomajärvi, Tohloppi, Villilä.

North: Aitoniemi, Kämmenniemi, Nurmi, Polso, Sorila, Terälahti, Velaatta, Viitapohja.

In the Mun Tampere participatory budgeting, people can also suggest ideas for the whole of Tampere. A sum of €100,000 has been allocated for the implementation of city-wide ideas.

More information

Laura Saartoala