LAVAL, QC, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ville de Laval and the
Société de transport de Laval are working together to encourage its
citizens to change their travel habits and take advantage of active and
public transit on Friday, September 20 as part of In Town Without My
The Claude-Léveillée and rue Jacques-Tétreault area, between boulevard
de l'Avenir and rue Lucien-Paiement, will be closed to regular traffic
between noon and 6 pm. The space will be turned into a creative area
with many activities taking place.
In addition to a tour of the new STL electric bus, users will also be
given a special one dollar rate for the STL's entire network of buses.
"This year, we predict a 4% increase in riders" says STL Chief
Executive Officer, Guy Picard. Events like the one being held on
September 20 are an excellent way to encourage the public to change
their communing habits and give them a chance to take the bus at a
reduced fare. "
Activities that clear the air!
Citizens of Laval are being offered a chance to see the solar powered
car being built for the École Polytechnique de Montréal's Esteban
Project. Take a few minutes and borrow some books or board games thanks
to the new mobile library service. You can even try out a musical
instrument. Exhibitors will include covoiturage.ca, Communauto and representatives from Environmental Services, Urban
Planers and the Laval Police will be there to speak with visitors.
Thinking about an e-bike? Now is your chance to test one out on the
circuit we built just for this occasion.
"We want to motivate people to reappropriate their streets and create a
space where active and public transit is encouraged. It's a great way
to encourage people to take action and help them to rethink the way
they travel and choose healthy and greener alternatives." says Martine
Beaugrand, Mayor of Laval.
International "In Town, Without My Car Day" is being celebrated in over
2,150 different cities around the world. Laval will be participating in
the event again this year with new programming. The theme of the event
will be "Park(ing) Day" where parking spaces will be transformed into
works of art. Over twenty organizations and institutions will be
modifying their parking spots, turning them into parks and recreational
SOURCE: Société de transport de Laval