Source: École Polytechnique de Montréal
This morning, in the presence of project partners and transportation sector representatives, École Polytechnique de Montréal launched the MOBILITÉ Research Chair on assessing and implementing sustainable transportation.
Extending métro lines, introducing carsharing and bikesharing systems, building bridges and roads with dedicated bus lanes, re-engineering and improving the safety of intersections and arteries … How do you anticipate and assess the impacts of such initiatives, taking into account both individual needs and community sustainable development issues?
To answer this complex question, the Ville de Montréal, Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT), Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) and Société de transport de Montréal (STM) have joined forces with École Polytechnique to launch the MOBILITÉ Research Chair. Held by Dr. Catherine Morency, a professor in the school’s Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, the Chair will help assess the impact of transportation projects, policies and plans on sustainable development through targeted research, experimentation and methodological development.