Destination Centre-Ville and LIME organize a safety and awareness week on the use of electric scooters in downtown Montreal

04/15/2019
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Destination Centre-Ville is organizing this week, in collaboration with LIME, four days of awareness training on safety and compliance with the rules for using electric scooters on public property in downtown Montreal.

Electric scooter sharing services will officially begin operations this spring in Montreal. In order to raise public awareness of good practices related to this new mode of mobility, Destination Centre-ville will organize four days of testing and information to share the rules of good conduct by electric scooter, in order to move around the city centre in complete safety.

Free and open to all, these information days will be held in the downtown area during the week of April 15 to 18. The public will be able to obtain more information on the upcoming service, but also try the scooters on a demo course supervised by a team of professionals. Helmets will be made available to the public.

The four days of testing and information will take place at the following places:

  • Monday, April 15 - 12pm to 6pm: near Complexe Desjardins, corner of René-Lévesque and Jeanne-Mance.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - 12pm to 6pm: in the entrance hall of 1000 De La Gauchetière.
  • Wednesday, April 17 - 8am to 2pm: In front of 1250 boulevard René Levesque.
  • Thursday, April 18 - 8am to 2pm: In front of 1360 boulevard René Lévesque.

"The construction work being carried out in the city centre makes travel complex and is a real challenge for the mobility of the thousands of people who use it every day. We therefore wish to encourage alternative and environmentally friendly modes of transport, which, like electric scooters, will make it possible to optimize short distance travel and therefore potentially increase traffic in downtown businesses. This can only be done if future users know and respect the rules of good conduct and know how to share public spaces. It is therefore important to inform and raise awareness among the entire population before these new modes of transportation arrive in Montréal," says Emile Roux, Executive Director of Destination Centre-Ville.

"Currently serving more than 100 cities around the world, Lime is delighted to bring electric scooters to Montreal," says Chris Schafer, Senior Director of Strategic Development for Lime Canada. "Lime is proud to work with cities for a safe and responsible electric scooter label, and our collaboration with Destination Centre-Ville aims to introduce electric scooters in a responsible way to Montrealers. "

We would also like to thank BOMA Québec and the Quartier de l'Innovation for their collaboration in organizing these awareness days.

About Destination Centre-ville

Destination Centre-ville is a non-profit organization that contributes to the development, animation and promotion of downtown Montreal. It brings together more than 8,000 businesses located between avenue Atwater and rue Saint-Urbain and between rue Sherbrooke and rue Saint-Antoine. Founded in 1999, it is the largest business development corporation of its kind in Canada.

About LIME

Lime is based on a simple idea that all communities deserve access to intelligent and affordable mobility. Through the equitable distribution of scooters, bicycles and public transit vehicles, we aim to reduce dependence on private cars for short distance transportation and leave future generations a cleaner and healthier planet.

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