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A blog article by Sidney Ribaux, director general and cofounder of Equiterre. When Enrique Peñalosa was mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, he said, “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” Paris, London, Zurich, Rome, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, for instance.
Actualité - 1 May 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Public transit, Quebec City
The proposed extension of Highway 19 over a distance of 8 km, linking Highway 440 to Highway 640 between Laval and Bois-des-Filion, should be of concern to all Quebecers.  This project would require a colossal investment – of $500 to $600 million! – but only serve about 7000 people, at at a time when so many cuts are being made to public programs and some...
Actualité - 29 November 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Public transit
You may have heard that Quebec is replacing its Public Transit Policy with a new Sustainable Mobility Policy. Groups across the province made suggestions for the plan during public consultations earlier this year. Here is what we had to say. Quebec needs:
With partner, the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT), we are organizing a thank-you squad near Terminus Longueuil to thank commuters for using the transportation cocktail. For more information on the Transportation cocktail campaign (in French only).
Last Thursday, a caped thank-you squad led by environmentalist Steven Guilbeault and partner in crime, Michel Labrecque, chair of the STM, hit the Square-Victoria metro station to show appreciation for the everyday superheroes who use public transit. At final count, 1785 high fives were issued. (Video in French only)
The 2011 Montreal TranspoCamp & Hackathon is an open forum (unconference) day that brings together:
Equiterre is pleased to learn that public transit in Montreal has reached a historic level of popularity.  With close to 296 million trips in the first nine months of the year, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) can confirm a 4% increase in ridership compared with the same period in 2010, i.e., the equivalent of about 12 million trips. 
Team test drives neighbourhood bikeways in Plateau-Manoir-des-Trembles (Gatineau) * Volunteers from Vélo Services joined residents of Plateau-Manoir-des-Trembles and councillor Maxime Tremblay for a test drive of bike routes to pinpoint problems.
The 8th edition of the ATUQ annual conference will take October 19 to 21 at the Centre des congrès in Lévis. Theme: Se déplacer dans une ville qui respire  This event, which will bring together approximately 200 participants, will be the meeting place for stakeholders in public transit, sustainable development and sustainable mobility. The conference will feature speakers...
Événement - 7 September 2011 - Tag : Active transportation, Organization, Partners Activities, Public transit
Once again this year, Gatineau is celebrating Sustainable Transportation Week. September 16 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...