For new user-friendly and safe bicycle facilities in Montreal
Our team in transportation and smart mobility has just completed a major project for the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough in Montreal. Thanks to our experts, this central district of the metropolis will soon be able to count on optimized traffic lanes to facilitate sharing among the various road users.
It is in this context that the Borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie mandated our experts in Transportation and smart mobility to deliver a concept that effectively responds to the constraints experienced by road users in this central neighbourhood. As a first step, our teams studied and took measurements of the current situation in order to draw up a detailed portrait of the development and traffic issues in this area. We were then able to provide a customized bicycle development concept to address the Borough’s initial problems. The central point of this ambitious development plan: the reconfiguration of rue Bellechasse and rue Saint-Zotique from east to west, which will soon benefit from protected bicycle paths to ensure continuity and safety in travel.
Our experts were also mandated to conduct an impact study on the complete or partial closure of certain sections, as traffic issues cannot be resolved without effective strategic planning. Indeed, the major arteries in the neighbourhood involve a number of issues, including traffic density, on-street parking and public transit, to name but a few. It was therefore essential for the borough to properly measure the impact of the proposed reconfigurations before accelerating the actions of the project.
This new development will help transform Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie into a living environment that is favourable to all road users. It will allow cycling to become a mode of transportation in its own right, while remaining accessible to all and attractive to new users. Congratulations to our teams!