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“La Ville est à vous” innovates: pedestrianised streets and neighbourhood celebrations

For the 2021 edition, the City is innovating! For the very first time, streets will be pedestrianised for several weeks, allowing residents to make public areas their own. In addition, a number of celebrations and events will take place in several neighbourhoods over an entire week-end. Supported by the Youth Service, “La Ville est à vous” is organised in close cooperation with the neighbourhood committees.  

Ville est à vous 2021

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022 , La Ville est à vous now falls under the aegis of the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity. The 2021 edition will adopt two different formats which have been submitted to the local committees. On 21 May, the event will be inaugurated in the district of Les Délices.

A first for the event – pedestrianised streets for several weeks

For the very first time in the history of “La Ville est à vous”, streets will be pedestrianised for several weeks, allowing residents to meet and make public areas their own. With this in mind, temporary modifications have been developed by the architects of the firms FMR and MOPA.

The event will take this format in the districts of les Délices, les Acacias, Sécheron, le Petit-Saconnex, Saint Jean and les Pâquis. This entirely original option involving a prolonged period of pedestrianisation and revegetation meets a need expressed by the inhabitants of a densely populated city lacking public areas and meeting places.

Neighbourhood gatherings with fun and sporting activities

Neighbourhood gatherings, including local cultural activities, as well as fun and sporting events will also be organised in other districts, which will be closed to traffic for an entire weekend. The detailed programme is currently being finalised and remains dependent on the health constraints in force. This second option, which is more in keeping with the traditional spirit of “la Ville est à vous”, has been selected by the neighbourhood committees of les Genêts, Baud-Bovy, Geisendorf, les Eaux-Vives and les Grottes. Finally, the neighbourhood committee of la Jonction has chosen a mixed option.

“La Ville est à vous” is designed to forge ties between people, the driving forces of neighbourhood life, while helping strengthen the links with associative partners. The Youth Service, which is responsible for “La Ville est à vous”, actively accompanies the neighbourhood committees by establishing the necessary contacts in compliance with the health constraints.

Schedule

From 21 May to 10 October 2021, 12 “Ville est à vous” are scheduled:

  • Délices: from 21 May to 7 June
  • Acacias: from 28 May to 14 June
  • Jonction: from 5 May to 27 June
  • Petit-Saconnex: from 18 June to 18 July
  • Sécheron: from 25 June to 12 July
  • Saint-Jean: from 20 August to 20 September
  • Genêts: 28 August-29 August
  • Baud-Bovy: 4-5 September
  • Pâquis: from 10 September to 4 October
  • Grottes: 11-12 September
  • Geisendorf: 2-3 October
  • Eaux-Vives: 9-10 October

Contact

Stéphanie Pédat

Cheffe du Service de la jeunesse

Tél. +41 22 418 45 02

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Article modifié le 11.06.2021 à 16:44