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A week without my car on some arteries Montreal

Throughout the week, the AMT emphasizes the eighth edition of In town without my car! extending the event all week! For the occasion, Montrealers are invited to experience the active and public transportation for five consecutive days.

Each day of In town without my car all week! will be structured around a thematic aimed at educating the public about the benefits of greater use of active and public transport:

Monday, September 20: Environment

Tuesday, September 21: Public Health and sports

Wednesday, September 22: active and public transport (in addition to the day In town without my car with urban park on Rue Sainte-Catherine!)

Thursday, September 23: Velo

Friday, September 24: Alternative Vehicles and technological innovations

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This is a departure: Emmanuel Bilodeau and AMT launch In town without my car all week!

For the first time in eight years, the kickoff of the activities of In town without my car! has been given for a week full. It is on the Grande-Place of Complexe Desjardins, along with Emmanuel Bilodeau, spokesman for the event, Manon Barbe, responsible for transport, the executive committee of the City of Montreal, Jocelyn Ann Campbell, a member of Board of Directors of the STM, conseillere the city district of Saint-Sulpice, and a member of the borough councils of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Ville-Marie and Gladys Caron, Vice-president, Public Affairs, Communications and Investor Relations, Laurentian Bank, Joel Gauthier, president and chief executive officer, Metropolitan Transportation Agency (AMT) has inaugurated In town without my car all week! and five themed days.

"This is a very important step in the history of this event, stated Mr. Gauthier. By extending the activities in a week full, TN reaffirmed his desire to raise awareness of the great metropolitan area that can bring benefits to active and public transport in their daily lives. "

For his part, Emmanuel Bilodeau gives free rein to his environmental beliefs. "Making the bike, take public transportation and carpooling is the best way to improve their own health and the environment, while making a minimal effort, he has said. I'm really proud to be the spokesperson for this first week without cars in Montreal and I throw the challenge to all to experience active and public transport this week ... and even the whole year! "

"I am convinced that this awareness will be crowned with success, for his score suggests Manon Barbe. The City of Montreal is pleased to participate in this event for eight years now. In town without my car all week, this is the perfect opportunity to take the step towards better transport for all! "

"This day In town without my car is a unique opportunity for many motorists to discover and appreciate the service and the integrated network bus and metro STM. These potential customers are able to join the Society in Motion launches the STM, which carries an average of no less than 1.2 million daily displacements, has said Jocelyn Ann Campbell. By choosing public transit all contribute to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and to Montreal, a city with a better quality of life for its citizens. "

"It is with pride that Laurentian Bank presented for the first time In town without my car all week! stated Gladys Caron. By September 24, I hope that Montrealers realize that their city can be seen from a better angle, the active and public transport. "

Of today and for five days, the Grande-Place of Complexe Desjardins will be the focus of In town without my car all week! On this first day of the event, several activities and conferences are planned to put the environment has the honor.

The Quebec Environment Foundation (FQE) will present therefore, has 11 h and 13:30, the piece A planet for PO created by the Theatre Parminou. This room, destiny has an audience of 8 to 12 years, tells the story of Pierre-Olivier, who lives secluded deep in her room. His frail health prevents him to adapt to the toxicity of the village or the people chose the economic development and consumption at the expense of the preservation of air quality.

A conference Karel Mayrand, Director General of the David Suzuki Foundation climate change and a round table animated by FQE are also to be monitored. Several other environmental and sustainable development experts also will speak at free lectures on the Grande-Place of Complexe Desjardins.

A week well-planned!

While Monday's theme for the environment, each of the days of the week will allow the public to examine the active and public transportation as well precise angle. Thus, public health and sports, cycling and technological innovations and alternative vehicles will by turns the menu. Wednesday, September 22, the day will be active and collective transport in Complexe Desjardins in addition to the closure traffic of one of the largest in the world perimeters within the day In town without my car! On this occasion, an urban park will be located on rue Sainte-Catherine to allow pedestrians and cyclists to reclaim the city center ... and even hear the birds singing!

For the programming of the event, conferences, activities and workshops, we invite you to visit www.amt.qc.ca.

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