May 23, 2024

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Without a car with two children “Yes, it's happening,” Valerie Plante said

Without a car with two children  "Yes, it's happening," Valerie Plante said

Living in Montreal with two kids without a personal car is “yes, it's possible,” Valérie Plante argued Monday, announcing the expansion of the Communato car-sharing service.

Mme She reveals that Plante herself lived this way before becoming mayor and getting a company vehicle.

“Yes it's possible, it's possible to have two young children without a car, but you have to have options,” she argues, emphasizing that her home is in the central district, close to two metro lines and car sharing. stations. “We were able to raise our two kids: go to the arena, go grocery shopping and all that. » Mme Plante has been a Communito user for more than 25 years.

The thought shouldn't be: Everybody likes me, because when you're in Lachine, Riviere-des-Prairies, or another out-of-the-way neighborhood, public transportation options are very limited. You should have options.

Valerie Plante, Mayor of Montreal

At a press conference, the mayor announced a significant expansion of Communauto service in Montreal, where 1,100 additional cars should be on the road by the end of the year.

“Communauto is a leading partner in reducing the number of cars on our roads, with each self-service car replacing between 7 and 11 vehicles,” the mayor said. “We are very proud to provide Montrealers with additional, fast and efficient transportation options. »

Communauto President Benoit Robert describes his company's meteoric rise in recent years. About 14% of Montreal households used car-sharing services last year for a total of 95 million kilometres, or about 2,400 times around the world.

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Mr. Robert also added that Communauto users will now be able to leave or borrow self-service cars in certain areas of Lachine. This is the 17the Metropolis district to benefit from the service.

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