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Transportation
and mobility

Solutions for sustainable and healthy transportation

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The Challenges

Our dependence on cars is detrimental to our well-being, the environment and our quality of life.

Not only are there more and more vehicles on the road, but they keep getting bigger. Urban sprawl has increased the need to travel long distances, reducing access to active and public transportation and increasing solo driving (thereby requiring new transportation infrastructure, in turn encouraging more urban sprawl). A vicious circle.

It’s high time to rethink our transportation policies and to adopt healthier mobility habits.

45%

Transportation is responsible for nearly 45% of GHG emissions in Quebec and 25% of emissions in Canada.

Our vision

A society that encourages low carbon mobility, prioritizing active, public and shared modes of transportation.

Our initiatives

Promoting active, collective and shared transportation

Rethinking how we get around and considering the different options in order to reduce solo driving.

Smaller vehicles

The vehicles on our roads are constantly getting bigger. We've been studying the phenomenon, creating awareness and provoking debate on the issue.

Transportation electrification

We're working to accelerate transportation electrification in order to reduce emissions and improve air quality, in collaboration with other low carbon modes of transportation.

Our impact

Moving sustainable mobility forward for more than 25 years

2021

October

Study: The Rise of Light-Duty Trucks in Canada

Launch of a series of reports on the causes and consequences of the trend towards larger vehicles.

June

Canada announces that no new gas-powered cars will be sold by 2035

The government commits to establishing a pan-Canadian standard on zero emission vehicles.

2021

Electric bikes as an alternative to solo driving

Équiterre launches Vélovolt, a campaign to study and promote electric bikes in Quebec.

2020-2021

My Electric School Bus

Équiterre's campaign to mobilize key stakeholders around school bus electrification.

2020

Activating the transition towards cleaner vehicles

Équiterre launches a new report, "The Road Ahead to Low-Carbon Mobility: A Feebate System for Canada's Light Duty Vehicle Segment.

November

Annoucement that no new gas-powered cars will be sold in Quebec by 2035.

2018

Quebec adopts a sustainable mobility policy: Politique de mobilité durable 2018-2030 du Québec.

Running Electric

Équiterre launches an awareness and mobilization campaign on electric cars in Quebec.

Launch of a public transportation project in Quebec City after a successful public mobilisation campaign.

2017-2018

Educational material for schools

The Mon école branchée campaign creates awareness among youth about transportation electrification.

2017

The potential for a national electric vehicle standard

Launch of a report, "Accelerating the Transition to Electric Mobility in Canada," at an annual national conference on transportation electrification in Toronto.

2016

Quebec adotps a law on zero emission vehicles!


Let's go biking!

Quebec allocates $50 millions over 10 years
to the Route verte.

2015-2020

Electrifying Encounters across Quebec

A campaign to educate Quebecers about electric cars and to encourage test drives.

2015

Quebec adopts the Plan d'action en électrification des transports 2015-2020.

2011

Report: Changer de direction

A report about the need to rethink how we get around - reducing the distances we need to travel, transfering solo driving to active and public transportation and improving the energy efficiency of our vehicles.

2006-2010

I get around my neighbourhood!

A campaign to promote active transportation and local businesses.

2003-2015

Cocktail transport

A campaign to create awareness about the alternatives to solo driving especially among young adults.

2000-2011

Libre comme l'air

Biking expeditions to create awareness about environomentally friendly biking initiatives in Quebec.

Act now!

Be part of the change by engaging in our initiatives.