STM - Society in motion
With its innovative and ecological approach, the transportation cocktail proposes a long-term, economically-sound and performance-driven solution to individual and exclusive car use by all and at all times.
The transportation cocktail advocates a smart combination of individual transportation modes (walking, cycling, skating and car use) and mass transit modes (buses, métro, minibus, commuter trains, taxis, car-pools, car sharing, and shared taxis) for all our transportation needs, particularly towards and within city centres.
To that end, the STM has entered into partnership and joint promotions with other stakeholders in the field (self-serve bicycle rentals, car sharing, and regional public transit companies) who will grant preferential rates to transportation cocktail enthusiasts. Through these actions, the STM is creating and organizing a grassroots movement providing durable transportation options.
Adopt the transportation cocktail: it’s green, economical and performance-driven.
Learn more about Transport Cocktail :
- Vélo québec (in French only)
- Allego (in French only)
- Voyagez Fûté
- Clean the air
- AQLPA (Association Québécoise de Lutte contre la Pollution Atmosphérique (in French only)
- Transport en commun (AMT – in French only)
Michel Labrecque, Chairman, Board of directors
The transportation cocktail is a daily mix, depending on the weather during the week, of various public transit modes, car-pooling, car-sharing groups, taxis, walking, cycling, and now self-serve bicycle rentals.
The transportation cocktail also includes cars, and one chooses whichever mode is better adapted to the type of trip being taken. The advantages of the transportation cocktail are mostly about maintaining our mobility and how fast we can reach our destination, while reducing our environmental impact, greenhouse gases and others.
Economically-speaking, there are enormous gains for Québec. Indeed, Québec is not a car producer, but rather a producer of mass transit rolling stock, as well as bicycles, which in turn, means economic benefits and job creation.
When the concept of a transportation cocktail was first defined, we made it very clear that it was up to public transit corporations to lead the way, and the STM has already started doing so. It has reached agreements with Vélo-Québec, Communauto, and with Bixi. For our transit users who have a year-long pass with their OPUS card, the Bixi is half-price. And we are looking for other, similar combinations.
What we are telling Montréalers is that we have started a grassroots movement. People often wonder what they can do to help save the planet. Well, they can save the planet by taking public transportation or taxis, by car-pooling, car-sharing, and cycling. Not every day, not all the time or for everything, but a combination whenever possible. The big advantage to the transportation cocktail is the environment, how we use our public spaces, and Québec’s economy.
Highly concentrated, it reduces container recycling at source.
Ideal for all transportation needs in downtown core.
Reduces travel times by 25 to 40 %.