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The most popular votes of the project relate to the digitalization of services in the medical field, city improvement and the development of transport infrastructure.
On average, several hundred townspeople join the project every day.
“The first million participants joined the project in 2015. In 2018, the two millionth user signed up. In April 2020, there were already three million participants. In general, over the past year, the audience of the project has grown by more than 1.5 times. We are very pleased that more and more Muscovites want to participate in the life of the capital and influence the changes that are taking place in the city, ”said Alexander Pischelko, head of the New Management Technologies State Institution.
It is important for Muscovites to participate in the Active Citizen voting and express their opinion. People join the project because they know their voices will be heard. In turn, the “Active Citizen” project for the city is an important channel for receiving feedback from residents.
For almost seven years, more than 4.9 thousand votes were held in the project and over 156 million opinions were expressed. They touched upon the most important spheres of life – education, healthcare, development of transport infrastructure, landscaping and landscaping of streets, parks, courtyards, embankments. The city implements those options for the development of the given themes, in favor of which the majority of voting participants speak.
What is important for “active citizens” and what changes they have achieved
Since 2014, following the results of voting in the project, the city has implemented more than 3.4 thousand decisions. For example, within the framework of the “Million Trees” campaign, where citizens choose plants for landscaping their yards, over one million 150 thousand trees and shrubs were planted.
In addition, over two thousand Moscow courtyards were improved. They now have modern playgrounds and sports grounds, as well as areas for walking dogs. The addresses of the improvement and their equipment – swings, children’s playgrounds, benches, sports simulators – were chosen by residents of specific districts during the voting in the Active Citizen project.
The field of improvement has always been one of the priorities for the project. Thanks to the decisions taken taking into account the opinions of “active citizens”, the appearance of streets and squares in the center of Moscow has changed. Comfortable pedestrian zones with widened sidewalks for walking have appeared, trees and bushes have been planted, convenient bus stops have been equipped, and much more.
With the help of voting, residents of the capital chose how parks and urban recreation areas would be transformed. For example, the floodplain of the Bitsa River, the Khodynskoye Pole park, the Svyatoslav Fedorov park, the territory near the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center and at the main entrance of VDNKh.
Another important area for voting is healthcare. It was in the “Active Citizen” project that they supported the renewal of polyclinics in a new way. Moscow standard… More than 212 thousand people expressed their opinion. And over 70 percent of them approved the main provisions of the new Moscow standard for polyclinics. In accordance with it, it is planned to put in order 137 buildings. To date, the main work has been carried out in 11 polyclinics.
Also, based on the results of the voting of the townspeople last year, an electronic medical record became available to patients of Moscow polyclinics. More than 80 percent of the participants supported this project “Active citizen”… Now Muscovites can view online at any time doctors’ appointments, prescriptions, laboratory results, tests for COVID-19 and other tests, as well as information on vaccinations.
Questions concerning the work of urban transport are popular among the project participants. Thanks to “active citizens”, nine new bus routes were launched, including three at night. According to the results of the voting, the transport fleet was updated in the project: electric buses and modern tram models began to run along the streets of Moscow. The opinions of the townspeople were also taken into account when choosing the design concept for five metro stations: Stromynka, Rzhevskaya, Sheremetyevskaya, Solntsev and Novoperedelkina.
The project participants helped to solve many other issues in the transport sector. For example, in 2019, the majority of “active citizens” supported the construction Big Circle Metro Line… Comments were made on this ambitious project and a title was chosen new departure line– the southern understudy of Kutuzovsky prospect. According to the voting results, the avenue’s backup was named in honor of the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 – General Dorokhov.
To increase the interest and involvement of residents in the “Active Citizen” project, various actions are regularly held. For example, “Spring Marathon” allows everyone to test their knowledge of the history and culture of Moscow. Participants answer questions prepared by professional guides and researchers from the capital’s museums.
“The project allows residents and the city to jointly develop the digital ecosystem of the capital. Citizens’ opinion is at the heart of digitalization: we create and develop exactly those services that help residents and are really in demand among Muscovites. At the same time, the capabilities of the platform itself are expanding, in which, together with users, we develop and implement new formats for interaction and discussion of ideas. “Active Citizen” is one of the drivers of urban changes, so work on the development of the site will continue in the future, ”said Eduard Lysenko, Minister of the Moscow Government, head of the Moscow City Information Technology Department.
Decide the fate of the city
You can participate in the votes of the “Active Citizen” project in the mobile application of the same name or on the website ag.mos.ru… To enter, you need to enter your login and password from your personal account on the mos.ru portal. Voting is available only to authorized users.
Anyone can register on the portal. This requires fill out the online formBy specifying the last name, first name, patronymic, e-mail address, mobile phone number, and also come up with a password and a security question (it will be useful for password recovery).
Immediately after entering the site of the “Active Citizen” or the mobile application, all city-wide voting becomes available to users. In order to express opinions on issues that relate to specific districts or districts of Moscow, you must indicate your actual residence address or registration address in your personal account on the mos.ru portal.
Residents receive points for participating in polls, promotions and quizzes. They can be exchanged for souvenirs, city services and tickets for events in project rewards store… In addition, from the end of 2020, users have the opportunity to send the points accumulated in the project to charitable foundations and organizations.
You can see what has changed or appeared in Moscow by the decision of “active citizens” on online map… More than 1.6 thousand objects have already been applied to it. These are playgrounds and sports grounds, landscaped streets, parks and recreation areas, year-round fairs built in the districts of the capital, grounds for the Moscow Seasons festivals.
This year, it is planned to update the mobile application of the Active Citizen project, as well as revise its website, taking into account the wishes of users. In the future, it is planned to increase the number of targeted votes that will be of interest to different groups of the population – pensioners, students, parents, entrepreneurs, teachers and medical professionals. Also in the plans – holding new marathons and actions for the townspeople dedicated to important city events.
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