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Results of voting
226 residents voted in Martinlaakso participatory budgeting. The plans that have reaped the most votes and are feasible with the sum of €50 000 allowed will be realized. The winning plans will be implemented in summer 2021. Residents will be invited, to the extent possible, to make and implement the plans together. You can view the votes received for all the plans here.
The following will be implemented in Martinlaakso:
Cleaning the area around the shopping center and station (72 votes)
The shopping centre and station area will be cleaned with a pressure washer. This will be done in september. Read the original plan here.
Bin for hazardous waste (68)
The location has been planned together with substance abuse services. The bin will be located near Martinlaakso Health Centre, and the installation has been completed during the summer season. Read the original plan here.
An insect-friendly meadow (64)
The flower meadow will be planted in the corner of Jokiuomanpuisto park. The meadow has been sown in the spring. Read the original plan here.
A table group for the Koivikkopuisto (58)
The new table group was selected to fit in with the benches that are already in the park. A pavement will be laid under the table in order to prevent wear and tear. The table has been installed in May–June. Read the original plan here.
More rubbish bins on the Martinlaakso busy routes (57)
The bins will be installed during the summer season. Read the original plan here.
Cleaning the Laajavuori cliffs (55)
The rocks will be cleaned during the summer. Read the original plan here.
More rubbish bins for Martinlaakso parks (52)
Two big bins have been installed to Jokiuomanpuisto park. Read the original plan here.
More trees and bushes along streets (48)
Cherry trees have been planted in the area between Kivimäki-Pöyry and Martinkyläntie / Laajavuorentie intersection. Read the original plan here.
Park yoga (45)
Free-of-charge park yoga is arranged on May 31-June 21, 2021, as well as on August 2-30, on Mondays at 16:00-17:00 on Kivimäki park’s lawn (Koivikkotie 6). Bring your own mat! The group will not take place in case of rain and slippery lawn. Welcome to yoga! Read the original plan here.
Planting boxes for urban farming (44)
The farming boxes have been placed in Kiskanpuisto park. The use of the farming boxes was raffled off among local residents who have signed up. Read the original plan here.
Flower beds in central places in Martinlaakso (42)
Summer flower boxes have be placed near Martinlaakso station and bus terminal in June. Read the original plan here.
What is participatory budgeting?
Participatory budgeting is a way for residents to decide how a specific amount of the city’s budget is used. The process starts as the residents come up with ideas, after which the ideas will be read through. Next, the ideas will be processed into suggestions that will be voted on. All residents in Martinlaakso who have turned 12 years old could have their say in what €50,000 will be used for in their area. The suggestions with the most votes will be implemented based on how they fit into the disposable amount of money. The suggestions with the most votes will be implemented in 2021.
Read more about the various phases of participatory budgeting below!
The goal is to develop the immediate surroundings in Martinlaakso together with the residents. The purpose of participatory budgeting is to increase the attractiveness of the various areas of the city, i.e. parks, streets, exercise areas and yards at schools and day care centres.