Better informing neighbourhoods about construction sites

How can relevant information be provided to improve Parisians' perception of construction projects?



Construction sites in urban context are more and more frequent, so as the disturbances resulting from the noise or pollution. Whereas drivers receive very precise information about road congestion, pedestrians only have little knowledge about the construction sites they cross everyday. The aim of this experimentation is to offer a new approach to inform inhabitants of construction sites, adapted to their needs. 





Citykomi gives information regarding "the last kilometer" options directly on users' smartphones without collecting personal information about individuals.  It offers a direct and confidently relation.









- Dataset on construction works led by Paris Habitat;

- Dataset on construction works led by SNCF;

- Dans Ma Rue app (construction site user experience);

- CITE app;

- Info Chantier app;

- List of construction sites per district (dates, nature of construction works, impacts per period);

- Open data: construction sites affecting traffic (poste code, typology, project master, object, description, road, start date, end date, impact on traffic, details on impact on traffic);

Construction pruning, tree felling and planting


Experimentation site

- At the scale of a district (arrondissement) or a half-district where several construction works are planned.

- The potential experimentation sites include:

           The 10th arrondissement (close to Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est)

           The 12th arrondissement (close to Gare de Lyon)




In the 20th arrondissement, a resident of the place Gambetta describes the constant construction site in which he is forced to live. In the beginning of last year, the roadway was digged into to modify the electric network. Four months later, the urban heating network was renovated. This causes endless congestion, air and sound pollution, motor noises and car horns of frustrated drivers. Just when the roadway is closed up, another transportation operator decides to open up the roadway again to access cables. Meanwhile, a natural gas distributor is digging holes every ten meters to renovate their gas network. As the construction works are done, the residents think they could enjoy a more peaceful neighbourhood, but a public organisation announces their renovation plans on the entire zone.




BThrough this challenge, the City of Paris would like to answer the questions asked by its residents, limit the dissatisfaction and encourage the acceptance of planned construction works. Likewise, it is an opportunity for ENGIE, ENEDIS and SNCF G&C to reduce the complaints and claims of the citizens impacted by constructions.For Paris Habitat, on the one hand, it enables to inform its residents of the nuisance caused by the construction sites to come and in progress, and on the other hand, to make information on the construction works in proximity available to its tenants (better quality of services for tenants).







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