Mass car use is responsible for air pollution that seriously undermines public health and causes climate change. Quebec's increase in greenhouse gas emissions is mainly due to the 21.9% increase in traffic on our roads (1) .
This increased dependency on cars has other negative effects on society. Car payments, insurance, gas, parking, upkeep... Accidents, road maintenance,...
Since winning one year of clean transportation in our 2010 Transportation Cocktail contest,* Marie-Ève Noreau has had even more motivation than ever to leave her car in the garage.
She has had a whole range of free transportation choices to choose from, including a car-share membership, public transit passes, taxi coupons, train passes and a brand new bike.
1- Define your project
More bike racks at your children's school? A corporate membership in Communauto at work?
Identify the benefits of your project – for the organization and its employees, for health and the environment.
2- Find Allies
Find colleagues and other people involved with the organization who support your idea.
Find out if there is...
Speak up for better transportation planning in your area!
Show your commitment to sustainable transportation.
Encourage others to embrace the cause!
Do you have an idea that would promote clean transportation? Something that would make it easier for your colleagues to bike to work, or for your neighbours to access public transit?
You can make a difference, just like these people did.
Once again this year, Gatineau is celebrating Sustainable Transportation Week.
Bike-Car-Bus Challenge: Ever wonder which was the fastest way to get to work? This is one way to find out. A friendly competition pitting three different travel options against one another to compare time and costs.
Park(ing) day: Teams transform a plain old parking space into...
In town, without my car! is an international phenomenon, with a 9-year history in Quebec, that encourages people to leave their cars at home and experiment with other – cleaner – modes of transportation, such as walking, biking, the bus or metro.
Cities across the province will be celebrating the event between September 16 and 23.
Each city has its own way of...
A week devoted to clean transportation in Montreal!
Events celebrating alternative modes of transportation will take place downtown and across Greater Montreal. Exact schedule to be announced.
Car-free zone downtown on Thursday, September 22, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Roads will be closed to traffic between:
In Quebec, summertime is moving time.
Especially the month of July!
We all know that moving can be expensive and time consuming: packing, cleaning, decorating, etc.
But did you know that it can be bad for the environment?
Here are some tips to reduce the environmental impact of your next move.
For the first time, our I get around...my neighbourhood! campaign, which promotes public transit, active transportation and local shopping to citizens, businesses and elected officials for healthy, economically vibrant communities, has been applied to an entire city: Joliette, Quebec, where the newly redesigned downtown features less space for cars and more for...