Vélovolt: 325 kilos of GHG avoided at MHM
Employees of the borough of MHM., accompanied by the mayor of the borough.
From May to November 2022, 19 employees of the Borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borrowed one of the five electrically-assisted bicycles made available to them by the Vélovolt pilot project and traveled 1,217 kilometres, thereby avoiding 325 kilos of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
According to the borough mayor, Pierre Lessard-Blais, developing active mobility is an “essential step” in reducing GHG emissions.
I loved my experience participating in Vélovolt. It took me the same time as coming to work by metro or by car. And by bike, there is never traffic!
Jeanne Fournier, employee of the Borough of MHM
Set up by the non-profit organization (NPO) Équiterre and the Association of Quebec Travel Management Centers (ACGDQ), the project Vélovolt pilot aims to put forward this mode of transport as an alternative to the “solo car” for daily journeys, especially between home and work.
Video presentation of the Vélovolt program.
The program supports organizations in particular, but also the population, towards their adoption of the VAE as an ecological and sustainable transport solution.
The Vélovolt campaign was set up in 16 organizations across 8 regions of Quebec in 2022.
Recall that in November, the City of Montreal announced its Vision vélo 2023-2027 plan, which specifies, among other things, that 200 kilometers of bike paths will be added to the Montreal network d’ here 2027.
In the borough of MHM, the demand for safer and more user-friendly bike paths is often raised by residents of the borough and the Collectif en environnement Mercier-Est (CEM-E).