Sherbrooke adopts green transport plan
The city of Sherbrooke has a simple goal: reduce the use of polluting cars, and get more people to use public transit. Or better still, to walk or ride a bike.
The challenge is how to motivate people to do it.
Over the next 10 years, the transit commission will commit to offering faster and more convenient bus service.
The city also wants to rethink its main thoroughfares, sidewalks, and bike paths.
If it works as planned, then the city should be able to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent.
Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker speaks with Jacinthe Caron. She is the executive director of the Regional Environment Council for the Eastern Townships about the plan.