Reduce dependence on the car and develop shared mobilities. Mobilities
New mobilities are a set of different modes or transportation services, interconnected or not, that meet various mobility needs (Sustainable Mobility Policy, Government of Quebec).
We can think of shared mobility, such as car-sharing, car-pooling, bike-sharing or transportation on demand. The new mobilities rely on business models based on sharing and mutualization.
The RTI (reduce, transfer, improve) approach, recommended by many in the sustainable mobility industry, is a simple and effective guide. The goal is to:
Reduce (or avoid) the need for motorized trips and travel distances. Measures to better link land use and transportation planning or to reduce the number of solo cars that result in reductions in oil consumption and GHG emissions (e.g. car-pooling).
Transfer trips to less energy-intensive and lower GHG-emitting modes of transportation, such as cycling or car-sharing.
Improve the efficiency and energy source of vehicles by reducing their carbon footprint (e.g. electric vehicles).
Most of the time, our cars are parked and therefore not used very much, and when we do use them, we are often alone behind the wheel.
Reduce the number, the frequency and the distance of trips. When available, promote active mobility (walking, biking, etc.) and public transit (subway, bus, etc.).
Increase the number of people per car (car-pooling) and reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
Vehicles are parked 97% of the time. Sharing them with friends and in car-sharing communities helps reduce the number of vehicles.
In the long run, enables to reduce the carbon footprint of the car by taking into account the footprint linked to the production of the vehicle.
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The co-construction of projects in new mobilities began in 2018 with LocoMotion. We accompanied Solon, a member of Coop Carbone, in the development of this sharing program for mobility assets. And this on different aspects: platform, insurance, business model, etc. In parallel, we also developed a broader knowledge of neighborhood mobility and transportation on demand.
LocoMotion is a multi-vehicle sharing program (cars, bike trailers and others) that originated from the project Nos milieux de vie and MOBIS. It allows citizens to transform their mobility while creating solidarity bonds in their neighborhood. In addition to being local and supportive, LocoMotion is:
ecological – it promotes active and shared mobility,
safe – insurance has been designed for participants, and
This scoping study provides an overall estimate of the greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emission reduction potential of flexible public transit (” microtransit “) in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (“GTHA”) and the Montreal Metropolitan Area. In addition, the study identifies the key factors that will influence adoption and the process required for testing and scaling. The time scale considered for this study is one to five years. This study then supported Exo on the transport on demand issue.
Neighbourhood mobility enhances the overall integrated mobility offer by facilitating short-distance trips within neighbourhoods, and by offering local mobility solutions adapted to the specific realities of different living environments. Neighbourhood mobility also includes demobility/immobility.
Here are the other programs in sustainable mobility developed by the MOBIS network.