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Research Chair on evaluation and implementation of sustainability in transportation (MOBILITÉ Chair)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4502 Room: B.327
Areas of expertise
Transportation engineering
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Research areas description

The mission of the MOBILITÉ Chair is to contribute to the advancement  of knowledge, to methodological development, to modelling and to the training of highly qualified personnel who can assess the contributions of transportation projects, policies and plans to sustainable development. The development of sustainable-mobility indicators, initially as a monitoring tool and later as a forecasting instrument, lies at the heart at this Chair's mission. The MOBILITÉ Chair seeks to be a hub for experimentation, research and development in methods and information for assessing projects' contributions to achieving behaviours and situations compatible  with the vision of sustainable transportation in an urban setting.   Overall, the Research Chair has the primary goal of providing stakeholders with assessment mechanisms enabling them to quantitatively comprehend the impacts of various transportation choices, with a view to deciding and acting in accordance with current visions of sustainable development. For the four institutional partners, the common goals related to establishment of this Chair are specifically to:
  • adopt rigorous, objective and transparent measurement indicators for guiding and monitoring transportation and strategic plans;
  • improve methods for analyzing and assessing mobility (measurement indicators);
  • enhancing the available base of information on the movement of people and goods;
  • help improve the practices of all bodies involved in organizing transportation in the metropolitan area.
In addition, the Chair aims to:
  • train specialists and highly qualified personnel and take part in the continuing education of employees in partner organizations;
  • structure and ensure the long-term development of a multidisciplinary hub for research and advanced training in the planning and modelling of urban transportation in Montréal.
 

Research interests

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1003 Transportation engineering

Research staff

Professors / researchers (4)
Number of graduate students: 8

External sources of funding

  • The Ville de Montréal (Transportation Division),
  • Agence métropolitaine de transport (Mobility and Metropolitan Transportation Information Division)
  • Ministère des transports du Québec (Transportation Systems Modelling Service)
  • Société de transport de Montréal.

Press review about Research Chair on evaluation and implementation of sustainability in transportation (MOBILITÉ Chair)

October 13, 2017, Le Devoir, Priorité absolue aux piétons, suggère un groupe de travail sur la sécurité routière Catherine Morency, professeure titulaire de la Chaire Mobilité et de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la Mobilité des personnes à Polytechnique Montréal et son collègue Jean-François Bruneau, aussi de Polytechnique, ont produit un vaste étude à la demande du ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ), qui instaurerait un code de la rue au Québec.
May 29, 2017, Le Devoir, Montréal se passera du BIXI électrique " Le vélo électrique démocratise la pratique ". Citation de Jean-François Bruneau de la Chaire de recherche en mobilité de Polytechnique Montréal. Selon lui, cela donne une chance à ceux qui ont une moins bonne condition physique ou qui sont affaiblis par une maladie de pouvoir " mettre le nez dehors ".
January 9, 2016, Le Devoir, Le nouvel or noir relance l’auto Polytechnique Montréal, la professeure Catherine Morency, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche Mobilité du Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines, estime que l'électrification des transports est l'arbre qui cache la forêt. «Utiliser des énergies renouvelables pour se mouvoir, cela ne réglera pas le problème. On ne veut pas que les gens changent d'auto, on veut qu'ils changent de comportement.»
October 31, 2015, Huffington Post Québec, Premier forum sur la culture piétonne au Québec: "Comment rendre une ville «àpiedtissante» Propos de Jean-Francois Bruneau membre de la Chaire Mobilité de Polytechnique Montréal.