Pro­jet Mon­treal to hold pub­lic con­sul­ta­tions on Mount Royal Rd

Montreal Times - - News -

Pro­jet Mon­treal has ap­par­ently lis­tened and will be hold­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tions on their pro­posed plan to ban traf­fic from us­ing Mount Royal, af­ter bend­ing to a pe­ti­tion signed by 26,000 peo­ple - who were adamantly op­posed to the pi­lot project, which would see Camil­lien Houde Way closed to cars for the spring and sum­mer of 2018. Sue Mont­gomery, mayor of CDN–NDG said at their bor­ough's coun­cil meeting last night, af­ter de­bat­ing a mo­tion by the op­po­si­tion En­sem­ble Mon­tréal, that Mon­treal Mayor Va­lerie Plante will be an­nounc­ing a plan to con­sult the pub­lic, 'be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter' the pi­lot project.

The mo­tion was adopted unan­i­mously by the bor­ough coun­cil, which in­cluded four Pro­jet Mon­treal coun­cil­lors and two op­po­si­tion coun­cil­lors, ac­cord­ing to a Mon­treal Gazette re­port.

Luc Fer­ran­dez, the city’s ex­ec­u­tive-com­mit­tee mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for large parks and green spa­ces, an­nounced the pi­lot project last Fe­bru­ary, cre­at­ing a back­lash from many peo­ple. He had said at the time, 'Mount Royal will be­come greener and safer, with fewer cars and less park­ing' - but clearly did not ex­pect the pas­sion Mon­treal­ers have for the moun­tain, whether driv­ers used the road as a short­cut or to en­joy the scenic ride.

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