Défi sans auto solo - CAA-Quebec is up for the challenge!

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - After taking top honours in the supra-regional category of the 2015 Défi sans auto solo, CAA-Quebec and its employees are tackling the challenge again this year. September 21 is the date all Quebecers should mark in their agendas, and seize the opportunity to incorporate sustainable mobility into their lifestyles. And with so many partners making multiple benefits available to Quebecers, especially CAA-Quebec members, the task is made that much easier.

From BIXI to Communauto, AmigoExpress, Mobili-T, VIA Rail and CAA-Quebec's newest partner, Netlift, they all share one thing in common: promoting alternatives to solo driving.

"We're proud to partner with committed players who care about rethinking how we get around. Our members expect us to continue promoting sustainable mobility after more than 100 years in existence, and that's exactly what we're doing. Newly added partners like BIXI and more recently Netlift, a ride-sharing app that pairs up users for work commutes, among other things, are great examples!"

Sophie Gagnon, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, CAA‑Quebec

"With the rise of digital platforms, car sharing as a daily habit is now far easier than you may think. It's economical, quick, less stressful and better for the environment—everybody wins! We're delighted to be a partner of Quebec's largest association of motorists."

Marc-Antoine Ducas, President, Netlift

"Self-serve car sharing is a modern, economical and environmentally responsible solution that is about openmindedness and flexibility for users. Communauto is also more than a thousand vehicles available for short or long trips in several cities across Quebec."

Benoit Robert, President and CEO, Communauto

"Whether you adopt ride sharing for long-distance travel or simply between home and work, what really matters is for everyone to do their part to help make Quebec a society where car sharing is second nature."

Marc-Olivier Vachon, Executive Director and Founder, AmigoExpress

"Besides contributing to users' wellness through exercise, BIXI is practical, economical and environmentally friendly. You grab a bike whenever and wherever you need it, and drop it off at any station once you reach your destination."

Christian Vermette, Executive Director, BIXI Montréal

"The majority of daily travel involves getting to work or school: by trying out modes of transportation other than single-occupant driving, people gain the opportunity to demystify them and discover the many benefits of sustainable transport."

– Marie-Hélène Coll, Interim Director, Mobili-T – The Metropolitan Quebec Transportation Management Centre

"When you choose travel on board a VIA Rail train, you're choosing comfort and peace of mind, as well as helping to ensure a more sustainable future for Canada. Since 2009, we have reduced the intensity of our greenhouse-gas emissions by 25% through innovative fleet upgrades, fuel-efficient technologies and behavioural changes."

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and CEO, VIA Rail Canada

Curious about CAA-Quebec's partners' offers? You can read all about them here.

About CAA-Quebec
CAA-Quebec, a not-for-profit organization, provides all of its members with peace of mind by offering them high-quality automotive, travel, residential and insurance benefits, products and services.



For further information: Rébecca Salesse, Communications Advisor, 418 624-2424, ext. 6011, Cell. : 418 563-4590, rebecca.salesse@caaquebec.com


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