MONTREAL | The administration of the mayor Valerie Plant re-evaluates its project to close the Saint-Laurent boulevard to traffic this summer, between Jean-Talon and Saint-Zotique, after the protests of the merchants of Little Italy.
Last week, the Société de développement commercial (SDC) Little Italy and Jean-Talon Market said, following a survey of its members, that 95% of them were opposed to the proposed bike path on the boulevard Saint-Laurent.
Echoing the discontent of the merchants, Francesco Miele, the party elected opposition Together Montreal, was asked Monday to the city council if the directors Plant was ready to reconsider his project.
“We will respect the will of the merchants and we will continue to work to find an alternative solution that will be the case of the merchants, citizens,” replied François William Croteau, mayor of the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. Discussions are ongoing with the SDC Little Italy and Jean-Talon Market, according to the elected Project Montreal.