Caravan Project: a great carpooling initiative to encourage
The Caravan project is a citizen initiative launched this summer by residents of the Eastern Townships, with the goal of developing carpooling in our region. This ecological and solidarity-based mode of transportation relies on mutual aid and community ties to counter travel difficulties.
It is proposed to motorists to do spontaneous carpooling by taking on board people who wish to be transported to the neighbouring city. Meeting points should be at scheduled stops, identified by a Caravan Carpool sign. No reservations are necessary; both demand and supply are spontaneous.
At this time, three routes are listed, but may be expanded if demand is met:
1) FRELIGHSBURG – DUNHAM – COWANSVILLE
2) BEDFORD – DUNHAM
3) SUTTON – COWANSVILLE: the Sutton stop is at the corner of Western and Principale North.
The project is being tested until September.
Try it out!
You are invited, both drivers and hitchhikers, to test this carpooling proposal by mid-September and to send your comments on the Caravan website in order to evaluate the needs and enrich the project.
To get all the information and leave your comments on the Caravan Carpooling project, visit their website here.
The Caravan project received financial support from the MRC, as part of its LI-MIT program (Innovation Laboratory on Intelligent and Territorial Mobility). It is also supported by our councillor Thérèse Leclerc who has long been interested in mobility and active transportation issues in the region.
To listen to the radio report on Radio-Canada Estrie’s Par ici l’info program: cliick here.
To see the TV report broadcasted on ICI Estrie’s Facebook page: click here.