The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and the Ville de Montréal are proud to release their study entitled Getting Companies Committed to Improving Mobility Around the City: Benefits for Companies, Workers and All of Greater Montréal.
The study points to the need to implement promising initiatives to reduce mobility constraints in the city and foster a commitment among companies to implement solutions. It is one of the Chamber and the Ville de Montréal’s efforts to promote better traffic flow and sustainable mobility in the city.
While the study was conducted before the COVID-19 crisis, it remains relevant in the current context. The pandemic has spotlighted the need to rethink our relationship with mobility and the way we organize work. This study comes at a pivotal moment for rethinking worker mobility.
To complete this study, two surveys were conducted with 500 businesses and 1000 workers in Greater Montréal between February 5 and 26, 2020. The results confirm the importance of companies introducing measures to facilitate worker mobility. These initiatives benefit both workers and businesses.
Avenues for action
The Chamber has identified the avenues for action most likely to foster the implementation of mobility measures in companies, while improving fluidity of travel through measures targeting governments and public transit authorities. The seven avenues for action are as follows:
1. Create a sustainable mobility plan that contains all of your planned initiatives to help you define resources and the main implementation phases.
2. Exchange good practices and cooperate with large companies and SMEs when implementing mobility initiatives.
3. Provide financial support for a targeted assistance program to help companies implement a mobility plan, with a focus on performance tracking and evaluation.
4. Accelerate the launch of public transit projects under the Québec Infrastructure Plan by prioritizing projects that improve service in underserved economic hubs.
5. Communicate and promote resources that are available to companies through a communication plan that describes all programs that support company mobility plans.
Greater Montréal transportation organizations and their partners
6. Accelerate data sharing and access to this data by mobility service operators and private sector players.
7. Work with companies in economic hubs that are underserved by public transit to create a platform that encourages companies to pair up.
Download the study (in French only)
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