MONTREAL, April 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Destination Centre-Ville, Commercial Development Corporation, is pleased to announce, in collaboration with Lime, the organization of four safety awareness days in the public domain downtown.
The electric scooter sharing service aims to begin operations this spring in Montreal. In order to raise awareness of best practices related to this new mode of transportation, Destination Centre-Ville will organize four days of testing and information on the rules of good scooter conduct to promote safety downtown.
Free and open to all, these information days will be held downtown during the week of April 15 to 18. The public will be able to obtain more information on the upcoming service but also ride the scooters on a demo track supervised by a team of professionals. Helmets will be freely available to the public.
The four days of testing and information will be held at the following addresses:
- Monday, April 15th - 12pm to 6pm: near the Complex Desjardins, corner of René-Lévesque and
- Tuesday, April 16 - 12pm to 6pm: in the entrance hall of 1000 De La Gauchetière.
- Wednesday, April 17 - 8am to 2pm: On the forecourt of 1250 René Levesque Boulevard West.
- Thursday 18th April - 8am to 2pm: On the forecourt of 1360 René Lévesque Boulevard West.
"The current construction sites in the city centre make car travel more complex and constitute a real challenge for the mobility of thousands of people who visit it every day. We therefore want to encourage alternative and environmentally friendly modes of transportation, which, like electric scooters, will help optimize short-distance travel and potentially increase ridership in downtown stores. This can only be done if future users know and respect the rules of good conduct and know how to share public spaces. It is therefore important to inform and educate the entire population before the arrival of these new modes of transportation in Montreal." said Emile Roux, CEO of Destination Centre-Ville.
"Currently serving more than 100 cities around the world, Lime is excited to bring electric scooters to Montreal," added Chris Schafer, Senior Director of Strategic Development for Lime Canada. "Lime prides itself on working with cities towards safe and responsible electric scooter etiquette and our collaboration with Destination Centre-Ville aims to introduce electric scooters responsibly to Montrealers."
We would also like to thank BOMA Québec and the Quartier de l'Innovation for their collaboration in organizing these awareness days.
ABOUT DESTINATION CENTRE-VILLE
The Downtown Business Development Corporation (SDC) is a goal-oriented nonprofit organization whose mission is to contribute to the development, animation and promotion of downtown Montreal. It brings together more than 8,000 businesses located between the avenue Atwater and Saint-Urbain Street and between Sherbrooke Street and Saint-Antoine Street. Founded in 1999, it is the largest commercial development corporation of its kind in Canada.
Lime is founded on a simple idea that all communities deserve access to smart, affordable mobility. Through the equitable distribution of shared scooters, bikes and transit vehicles, we aim to reduce dependence on personal automobiles for short distance transportation and leave future generations with a cleaner, healthier planet. Learn more and download our app at www.li.me.
SOURCE Société de développement commercial - Destination Centre-Ville
For further information: Johanna Valette, Communications Manager, Destination Center-Ville, [email protected], +1514-398-9438 ext. 223