More than $550,000 to RÉGÎM for a sustainable mobility project on its territory

The Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques has awarded RÉGÎM financial assistance for a project to establish mobility hubs. The Climat municipalités program is aimed at supporting municipalities in their fight against climate change. RÉGÎM is proud to be a real part of a bold, innovative project that can have a positive impact on citizen mobility.

Sustainable mobility plan

Under the project, a durable mobility plan will be created to help elected officials, municipalities and RÉGÎM coordinate their actions to foster sustainable mobility across Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine. The plan will bring together stakeholders to discuss the social, environmental and economic issues surrounding travel in the region. It will also be an effective tool for managing how transportation on the territory will be organized.

A participative approach

A participative approach will be used for the project, which means that local players will be involved from square one. This approach is conducive to innovative solutions that emerge when users and other sustainable transportation stakeholders put their heads together.

Mobility hubs

One of the goals of the project is to establish six mobility hubs (one per Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine RCM) that will combine several sustainable transportation options at the same location while promoting mixed-mode commuting. For example, passengers could get off public transit and use an electric carpooling vehicle that they reserve ahead of time. Or cyclers could do the first lap of their trip on their bike, which they could then lock up at the bus shelter bike rack. From there they could hop on public transit.

Reduced GHG emissions

The project is also aimed at developing a GHG-reduction model that could be transplanted to other regions of Québec. It is also intended to raise public awareness of GHG reduction by promoting carpooling, car sharing and vehicle electrification, for example.

Pairing with other projects underway

RÉGÎM also has other projects underway, which, thanks to the sustainable mobility plan, could be synchronized with the new project announced today. A case in point is the TCiTé project (intelligent and electrified public transit), which made it possible for six of our region’s municipalities and RÉGîM to purchase electric cars for co-sharing, among other things. These cars could become part of mobility hub transportation services.