Transport Canada's ecoMOBILITY program is a $10M program that is part of the ecoTRANSPORT Strategy, a component of the Government of Canada’s agenda to protect the environment and the health of Canadians and to further the country’s economic prosperity.
Urban transportation presents a significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to cleaner air. Municipalities play a key role in their ability to affect and influence transportation emissions. The benefits to be gained are considerable, with urban passenger travel accounting for almost half of the greenhouse gas emissions of Canada’s transportation sector.
The ecoMOBILITY program aims to reduce emissions from urban passenger transportation by helping municipalities attract residents to less polluting forms of transportation. By increasing the modal share of transportation options such as walking, cycling, public transit and ridesharing (e.g., carpools), harmful emissions can be reduced and other challenges such as congestion and personal health can be addressed.
To achieve these benefits, the ecoMOBILITY program has two main types of activities: