After receiving several complaints, the Ombudsman de Montréal is launching a survey on the implementation of the corridors sanitary made in haste by the administration for the Plant.
The Ombudsman notes that it has received several complaints from citizens about the new areas designed for pedestrians and cyclists implemented by the City since the beginning of the pandemic. The majority of requests relate to the redevelopment on avenue Christophe-Colomb and Beaubien street, Bellechasse, Saint-Zotique and Rachel.
Citizens denounce, among others, the difficult access to these facilities for people with reduced mobility, the safety of the corridors, the access to parking lots and private and the lack of communication with the residents.
“We have grouped all these complaints and treat them as a whole, by ensuring we cover all the aspects in dispute. Our office also continues to monitor the situation closely,” one can read on the website of the Ombudsman of the City of Montreal on Friday.
Universal accessibility and parking
Recall that a missive was sent to the municipal administration by the ombudsman Johanne Savard on may 20. The latter raised fears about the universal accessibility of the corridors, sanitary facilities installed since the beginning of the pandemic.
The borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal in particular had to review the development of a health zone on the boulevard Saint-Laurent after the removal of parking spaces for persons with reduced mobility in the face of the laboratory Médicus that sells items such as wheelchairs and prostheses.
By the end of the summer, 112 km from temp tracks have been installed, and 88 km of streets have been redeveloped to promote active transportation and social distancing.