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for 63% of residents, enhancing transportation is a precedence

Asked in a survey about the main objectives to be achieved for the metropolis of Greater Paris, the surveyed residents answered for the most part the improvement of transport.

“Transport”. This is the word that stands out the most when asked “when you think of the Greater Paris project, what are all the words that come to mind?”, during a recent Ifop survey for the Chamber of Notaries of Greater Paris Paris, in partnership with La Tribune and BFM Paris Île-de-France.

The figures also prove the feeling of many residents today: 63% of respondents identify improving transport conditions as a priority for the Paris metropolitan area, an increase of 11 points compared to November 2014 (52%). They even 34% consider transport as the first priority that the metropolis should tackle, more than any other area.

The perceived priorities of Greater Paris.
The perceived priorities of Greater Paris. © FIFG

In the rest of the podium, improving the quality of life for residents (57%) and taking action in favor of the environment (37%) rank second and third respectively among respondents’ concerns.

Conversely, the fight against unemployment and the reduction of local taxes seem less expected, as these topics are mentioned by only 19% of residents of the Paris metropolitan area, against 30% and 33% respectively in 2014.

More metro and RER

“The development of new metro and RER lines to improve the service of certain territories” is the goal desired by the most people polled regarding transport in this new survey. 42% also consider this measure as their first priority to implement, while a total of 67% indicate it as their first or second choice.

The objectives of the Métropole du Grand Paris in terms of transport are perceived as priorities.
The objectives of the Métropole du Grand Paris in terms of transport are perceived as priorities. © FIFG

The lesson from this new survey is that the higher the respondents’ standard of living, the more they support the measure. Thus, we observe that 79% of people belonging to one of the “affluent categories” and who participated in the survey support the creation of new metro and RER lines, while they are only 51% in the “poor categories”.

Reducing the cost of transport (57%), reducing the negative impact of transport on the environment (45%) and finally facilitating the use of the car (20%) place the back of the desired priorities within the Greater Paris Metropolis.

Another sign that transport is important to residents of Greater Paris, the change in the Paris region will be successful when “the journey between work and home will be shortened”, according to 43% of respondents (26% consider this as their first choice) . Improving the safety of people and property and then air quality (36%) completes the podium.

Residents are satisfied with their neighborhood

On a completely different subject, this new Ifop survey also tells us that a third (31%) of residents of the great Paris metropolis would like to “live elsewhere”. Therefore, on the contrary, 69% are satisfied with the neighborhood or the place where they live, which is slightly less compared to 2018 (72%).

Priority expectations regarding real estate within Greater Paris.
Priority expectations regarding real estate within Greater Paris. © FIFG

Therefore, it is quite logical to see that “given the prospects of Greater Paris” only 37% of those polled say they want to leave Paris and its region. However, even if residents seem to like the capital, many expectations remain in terms of real estate.

56% of respondents want to see more green areas in residential areas (including 24% who put them first), but also homes open to the outside (balconies, terraces…) and certified as high quality ecological (41%) .

Finally, residents of Seine-Saint-Denis are the only ones in this study who consider themselves to be less than 60% of the neighborhood of residence (56%). Those of Seine-et-Marne (77%), Yvelines (76 %) and Hauts-de-Seine (74%), on the other hand, top the rankings.

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