[GSEF2016]: The Trottibus: involvement of municipalities in the development of active transportation

North America
Local Government
SSE Organisation
Youth / Education
Environment / Food
Public Policy / Legal Framework

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal 

Organisation: Canadian Cancer Society (Social and Solidarity Economy Organization), Ville de Victoriaville (Government and public agency)

Date: September 7, 2016

Presenter: Véronique Gallant (Active transport coordinator), Patrick Paulin (President of the Advisory Committee and city councillor)

Contacts: vgallant@quebec.cancer.ca


To increase the physical activity levels of young people, the Canadian Cancer Society relies on the promotion of walking as a means of transport. How? By developing a network of pedestrian bus throughout the region of Quebec, the Trottibus.
Active transportation has indeed become a solution advocated by governments and municipalities to improve people’s health but also their quality of life and their environment. Municipalities who have realized this, give value to active transportation in different ways and participate in its sustainable implementation.