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Supermunicipalities - results of the poll! Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lodz

19 of May '20

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the rebirth of local governments in Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza organized a poll for Supermunicipalities. Residents of a given city could vote for, in their opinion, the most important positive change brought about by the activities of local governments. Voting lasted until April 30. What are the residents of Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan and Lodz most proud of?


The biggest success of Krakow is the effective fight against smog! The ban on burning solid fuels went into effect in September 2019. With this event, Krakow went from being the most polluted city in Poland to a green oasis squeezed by the so-called "Krakowski obwarzanek." This winter, the surrounding municipalities colored the air quality maps red and purple, while Krakow breathed almost unimpeded. It is the first city in our country to introduce an anti-smog resolution. In second place was the tourist boom - Krakow is visited by millions of people every year, in 2019 it was up to 14 million! Third place went to Krakow as a European center for business services.


Warsaw residents are most proud of the subway. Although even some residents of the capital laughed at the "underground cross," comparing it to the Paris or London subways, it was this investment that won first place in the poll, collecting 29% of the votes. In second place was the restoration of the Vistula River to the city - the renovation and development of the boulevards. In third place was efficient public transportation.


The people of Wroclaw most appreciate the common defense against flooding - 20% of the votes. This is where most people live who are proud of their city. Residents also appreciated the renovation of the Market Square, which is now an ornament of Wroclaw.


Poznan's greatest achievement according to its residents is the "Free City of Poznan." More than 29% of those taking part in the poll voted for it. Poznaners also appreciated the creation of a high-speed tramway, as well as the construction of a regatta course and the creation of recreational areas in Malta.


The first place in Lodz went to the Light Move Festival - it collected as many as 835 votes. This is when the entire city lights up with a million lights, and every street and alley becomes an art gallery. In second place was EC1 Łódź - City of Culture - including a state-of-the-art planetarium and the Museum of Science and Technology. Third place went to Manufaktura - a shopping and entertainment center, one of the symbols of the city.

Other cities participating in the poll can be found here:

Super Cities. The results of the plebiscite! Katowice, Gliwice, Sosnowiec, Bielsko-Biala and Rybnik

Supermunicipalities. Results of the plebiscite! Szczecin, Olsztyn, Bydgoszcz, Tricity!

Supermunicipalities. Results of the plebiscite! Opole, Radom, Lublin, Rzeszów, Plock!

Supermunicipalities. Results of the plebiscite! Torun, Zielona Gora, Czestochowa, Kielce!

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