Study for an Efficient Public Transit System in Gatineau's West End
The purpose of the study for an efficient transit system in Gatineau's west end, carried out for the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO), is to identify the transit system that will best meet the travel needs of residents in the western part of Gatineau and contribute to the city's development based on the vision of the land use plan.
The study has now been completed. The consultation process, conducted through focus groups, a public forum, an online questionnaire and two information sessions, helped to collect insightful comments, in particular on the parameters to use for evaluating the service scenarios – one of the strategic components of the study. The STO would like to thank the many residents who took part in the consultation. The STO would also like to highlight the importance and relevance of their contribution in the course of this study. The study recommendations and findings are currently first being included in presentations to the STO's different political and financial partners. Once this process has been completed, the full consultation report will be released and made available on sto.ca as soon as the final report has been submitted.
To learning more about the study
Understanding the context and issues
On September 21, the STO organized a forum where several speakers presented the issues related to the study under way.
View the videos (in French only) or read a summary of the presentations (English version coming soon).
Development vision for the City of Gatineau
Catherine Marchand, Head of urban planning and economic development – City of Gatineau
Coordinating transportation and urban planning in the Ottawa-Gatineau region: context and issues affecting governance and metropolitan planning
Mario Gauthier, Professor in the department of social sciences – UQO
Learning more about the study and the scenarios
Learn more online : find all the information about the study and the selected scenarios below
The study for an efficient public transit system in Gatineau's west end
The study's goal and progress, the current and future issues, as well as the selected scenarios were presented at the forum on September 21. View the video (in French only) and the documents related to this conference.
Progress of the study of the western part of Gatineau
Sandrine Poteau, Strategies and development project manager – STO
Proposed scenarios and evaluation criteria
Please note that the Portage bridge is shown on the maps for illustration purposes only. The final recommendation could be to use Prince-of-Wales, Chaudiere, Portage, Alexandra and/or Macdonald-Cartier bridges.
Modes of transportation
Bus and streetcar : myths and realities
Vincent Ermatinger, Deputy Vice-President / Transportation, Québec - WSP
Frequently Asked Questions