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27 Nov 2013

Chambly: a finalist in the International Awards for Liveable Communities 2013

The measures that have been implemented will enable citizens to get around and improve their physical health.

The City of Chambly’s entry has been selected by the International Awards for Liveable Communities 2013 competition. Winners will be announced during the finals, which will take place in Xiamen, China from November 28 to December 2, 2013.

Chambly is a finalist in the “Project Awards – Socio-Economic Projects” category for its Actions for Active Transportation project
It is the only Canadian city to make the finals in this prestigious competition.

The City of Chambly has been experiencing strong growth resulting in an increase in vehicle traffic. Sustainable mobility actions therefore needed to be taken to encourage more efficient and easily accessible public transportation.

Measures put forward:

  • A free shuttle network within the city.
  • A network of school routes to provide school children with safe paths.
  • Bollards along certain routes and bicycle paths, safe pedestrian crossings and extended sidewalks.

The Project Awards category is intended to reward innovative projects that demonstrate a sound knowledge of sustainable development and the environment and that have a positive impact on local communities as well as the environment.

The Actions for Active Transportation project won the 2013 Ovation Municipal Merit Award in the “Transportation and Roads” category – an event sponsored by the Union of Québec Municipalities.

The project is currently a finalist for a 2013 prix Phénix de l’environnement in the “Municipalities and Municipal Bodies” category. Winners will be announced in late September.

The City of Chambly was also recognized at the Awards for Excellence in Transportation by AQTR (Association of Transportation of Québec) in the “Public Transportation” category for its New Public Transportation project, a component of its municipal action plan for sustainable mobility.

City of Chambly (in French)
Actions for Active Transportation project (in French)
International Awards for Liveable Communities 2013

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