The voie Camillien-Houde road closed to cars Sunday morning

La voie Camillien-Houde fermée aux voitures les dimanches matins

MONTREAL | The voie Camillien-Houde, which crosses mont Royal, in Montreal, will be reserved for pedestrians and sports of all sorts Sunday morning.

By doing this, no driver shall take the lane between 7: 30 a.m. and 12 p.m., Sunday, from the 5th of July.

This measure is intended to provide for pedestrians, cyclists and other lovers of active travel a more space to practice their sport of choice without having to worry about vehicles, explained the borough of Ville-Marie by press release.

In addition, many of the mitigation measures of the traffic will be deployed on the stretch of road by mid-July to slow down the traffic and encourage the sharing of the way Camillien-Houde between different types of users.

The one-way alternating tested last year on the col du mont Royal did not return, however, not this year, since the results of the experiment carried out in 2019 have not been conclusive regarding the safety of the users and clients”, concluded the City.

The management of traffic on Camillien-Houde is the subject of the various experiences since the arrival in office of the mayor Valerie Plant. In 2018, the City had prohibited the transit of cars during the summer period, before turning back and opting for a series of mitigation measures to traffic in the summer of 2019.

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