Valerie Plante wants to increase the availability of self-service vehicles in Montreal

October 12th - Montreal

VALERIE PLANTE WANTS TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF SELF-SERVICE VEHICLES IN MONTREAL

In short

Montrealers have great mobility needs. However, downtown, the offer for self-service vehicles  has always been constrained by the outgoing administration, causing significant parking problems in surrounding boroughs. Valérie Plante, leader of Projet Montréal and mayoral candidate of Montreal, promises to rectify the situation and offer, in collaboration with service providers such as car2go and Communauto, more self-service vehicles to improve mobility. To reach this goal, Valérie Plante will eliminate restrictions imposed on self-service vehicle companies which limit the number of universal parking stickers and the type of vehicles, to open the doors to downtown. Valérie Plante also wishes to encourage a larger deployment of self-service vehicles in Montreal.

Highlights

  • Restrictions imposed on self-service vehicle providers, which limit the number of universal parking stickers and the type of vehicles, hinder innovation and limit the availability of this service for Montrealers.
  • Valérie Plante will work in collaboration with all partners to elaborate a new regulatory framework which will be fair and supportive of a greater deployment of carsharing in Montreal.
  • To better cater to the growing demand and to provide Montrealers with more options to access downtown, electric vehicles will no longer be the only ones authorized in the Ville-Marie borough.

Citations

“Montrealers demand more mobility options and we are ready to meet their needs. We are fortunate to have businesses prepared to offer this service to Montrealers -- a service that is appreciated and in demand. It is time to go forward with an improved offer of self-service vehicles in Montreal.” - Valérie Plante, leader of Projet Montreal and mayoral candidate of Montreal

“Montreal’s streets are congested and now the public transit network is too. It is essential to offer new mobility options to Montrealers to allow them to travel quickly and easily. Studies have shown that self-service vehicles help reduce the number of cars on the road. By facilitating their expansion, we will also facilitate Montrealers’ daily lives.” - Sophie Mauzerolle, candidate for Ville-Marie town councillor and Valérie Plante’s running mate. 

Contact

Youssef Amane, press secretary

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