This year, the TranspoCamp forum proposed discussion workshops as varied as:
– Seven ways to make walking as cool as biking
– How to measure behaviour change in transportation
– The promise of travel VS the challenge of destination
– Secure bicycle parking neighboring subway stations
– What is your ideal bus?
– Encouraging public transport in the winter
– How to create good publicity for the bicycle?
– Transporation gamification and motivation for behaviour change
– Daily carpooling
Our workshop was entitled: “Courtesy between bicycle-automobile-pedestrian cohabitation: ideas for improvement.”
The discussion began through the sharing of diverse experiences related to everything from non-compliance with regulations to the stress and urgency surrounding accidents. The goal was to address two substantive issues:
– What role does the bicycle play?
– Is there a lack of civility in Quebec?
Some interesting ideas also emerged on how to improve infrastructure (better signage, a traffic code for bike trails?), more stringent regulations (bike permits?), or a broader awareness of these issues (from the driving license agency or school). Thoughts eventually turned to citizen behaviour and a return to the values of civic education.
Example 1: a way to self-identify as a responsible citizen with respect to cyclists and drivers (self-adhesive, banner, logo, etc.).
Example 2: designated spaces for meetings and exchanges
Example 3: picking-up bikes abandoned in the street, painting them white and leaving them on the most dangerous corners of the city to remind people of highly accident-prone roads.
We had previously conducted a small survey in the street (video in french):
…and an online questionnaire. Here are the results – do not hesitate to send us your comments or ideas!