Sherbrooke Sustainable Mobility Week
Sherbrooke Sustainable Mobility Week (SMDS) will be held this year from October 8 to 14 under the theme "This week, I choose sustainable mobility".
The President of the Sherbrooke Transportation Corporation (STS) and the Sherbrooke Sustainable Mobility Center (CMDS), Marc Denault, pointed out that this CMDS initiative is aimed primarily at informing Sherbrooke residents about sustainable mobility and to make them more aware of its paramount importance in improving their quality of life.
The CMDS Chair noteed that the concept of sustainable mobility refers to "the ability of citizens to move efficiently, comfortably, and safely using environmentally friendly modes of travel, but that are also planned and integrated according to the choices and responsible practices in terms of town and regional planning.
In practice, in an effort to reduce solo car use, the public is encouraged to use one of the following modes of transportation to get around: public transportation such as buses, transport on demand, alternative transportation, such as carpooling or car sharing, and active transportation such as cycling, walking, rollerblading, longboarding and the many other new emerging trends.
To encourage Sherbrooke residents to choose sustainable mobility, the Sherbrooke Transportation Corporation (STS) will offer free public transit services on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, to everyone accompanying an STS customer (buy one, get one free), on presentation of a valid ticket, namely a pass, cash payment or token.
Among other activities planned in the program, are a 5 á 7 organized by the Regional Council of the Eastern Townships (CREE), with projections of short videos and exchange on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Siboire on Depot Street in downtown Sherbrooke.
In addition, as part of the Annual Conference of the Quebec Urban Transit Association (ATUQ), to be held this year in Sherbrooke, the population will be invited to test an autonomous shuttle in operation and to see some vehicles on display at the Marché de la Gare on Wednesday Oct. 10, noon to 5 p.m.
For the full list of events and activities, visit www.mobilitedurable.qc.ca