Combine Your Modes of Transportation
Combining modes of travel is certainly the best way to think of mobility in the future. By getting rid of your car or combining it with another means of transportation, not only do you lighten your pocketbook, you also contribute to a better quality of life!
The Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) proposes several options that make it easy to combine various modes of sustainable transportation.
By joining the STO’s FIDÉLITÉ Program, you save 10% on the regular price of bus passes, and you can also have access to the fleet of cars provided by Communauto at a special rate.
Reserved lanes are 25 kilometres of roads set aside for the exclusive use of buses, taxis and carpooling. Thanks to these lanes, the public transit service provided by the STO is easier and faster than ever!
The travel times for the approximately 62,000 daily riders rival the times of motorists, especially during peak periods in the direction of traffic or on the busiest roads.
The Park-and-Ride facilities are free parking lots reserved for STO patrons to encourage them to park their vehicles temporarily and continue their travel on one of our buses.
There are 19 Park-and-Ride facilities spread out across the STO’s system at strategic locations where our buses operate. Some of the free parking lots have bike racks, and all of them have the regulatory number of parking spots reserved for persons with a disability. By taking advantage of these free parking spots, motorists:
- Save on the cost of gas and vehicle wear and tear;
- Avoid the inconvenience of having to drive in traffic congestion, find other parking spaces or pay for parking;
- Contribute to protecting the environment by limiting the greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by their vehicles.
To know which bus routes are close to Park-and-Ride facilities, check Plani-Bus.
The City of Gatineau has made a network of easily accessible bicycle paths available for everyone that allows cyclists to travel rapidly from one end of the region to the other.
Discover the region’s bicycle paths:
Walking is another efficient, relaxing mode of travel to get to a destination while also staying fit.
Regardless of the mix of ingredients in the transportation cocktail, everybody wins by changing modes of travel!
Would you like to know more?
The Equiterre awareness campaign on sustainable transportation suggests a variety of solutions to replace driving alone in a car.
Measure your environmental footprint by visiting the Equiterre Web site.