The Office de consultation publique de Montréal was given a mandate by the executive committee to hold a public consultation focusing on the pilot project to remove private-vehicle through-traffic from Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Road and to imagine the future of those access roads to Mount Royal.
A complete recap of the various activities organized by the OCPM during the pilot project is available on the consultation page.
The present exercise is an integral part of the hearing-of-opinions process. Every comment will be brought to the commissioners’ attention and will be part of the corpus of information leading to the report. That is why we ask that you respect the rules of the OCPM and identify yourself so that your opinion can be taken into account.
The following questions are optional and are intended to guide you in preparing your opinion.
Transit traffic (through-traffic)
Under what conditions would you consider it acceptable to allow through-traffic on the mountain?
Under what conditions would you consider it acceptable to ban through-traffic on the mountain?
In your opinion, what would be possible alternatives to removing through-traffic? What would be the conditions for their application?
Traffic diagram during the Ville de Montréal pilot project (June 2 to October 31, 2018)
In reviewing the arguments submitted on the online consultation platform, it becomes clear that the definition of the “park road” concept is not the same for everyone. In your opinion, what is a park road and who should be allowed to use it?
Sharing the road
On the online consultation platform, a great many of you pointed out that sharing the road is important and that we must ensure the safety of all users. In your opinion, which groups of users should currently be protected as a priority? What developments should be made to Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Road to achieve that objective?
Do you have any suggestions as to how to promote the use of public transit to get to the mountain?
What do you think of the current parking offering on the mountain? Can we really talk about optimal parking management knowing that on weekends when the weather is nice the parking lots are overflowing and during the week they are practically empty?
With a view to reducing the number of vehicles on the mountain, what do you think of the idea suggested by some participants to make parking lots adjacent to the mountain available to users of the mountain? Either by improving the traffic signals in their vicinity, for example for pedestrians, or by establishing a shuttle linking them to various points of interests or other nearby parking lots?
How can we ensure universal accessibility? What should be done first?
New layouts for roadways
Are there any developments/layouts that you would like to improve or add?
Many participants mentioned on the online consultation platform and during the creative workshops that drivers are still making U-turns around the entrance and exit of the Camillien-Houde lookout. In your opinion, what measures could be implemented to prevent U-turns around the lookout?
Landscape, heritage and attractiveness
Do you have any suggestions to highlight this emblematic site?
During the creative workshops, some participants suggested that access roads to the park should be enhanced, either with better traffic signals/signage or visibility of pathways and north and south access routes, or by developing the east and west entrances. What do you think about that?
How can we protect the mountain’s fauna and flora while making it accessible to all those who want to enjoy this green space at the heart of the city?