In 2024, Montréal will adopt its Land Use and Mobility Plan 2050 that will propose innovative tools to redesign the city and shape mobility around the green transition. The city will involve Montréal’s population in conceiving its content.
What is an Land Use and Mobility Plan 2050?
The 2050 Land Use and Mobility Plan 2050 (PUM) will serve as a reference framework for making decisions that will affect Montrealers’ lifestyles. The City Vision proposes a vision and the transitions needed to get there. The city is therefore calling on the population to help define the future of our city.
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What is the timeline for the Land Use and Mobility Plan?
The participation process is divided into 6 phases, some already completed and some still to come.
Phase 1 - Assessing the city’s situation
In 2019 and 2020, the city gathered information on a host of urban planning and mobility topics to identify Montréal’s strengths and future challenges.
The city also engaged with residents to better understand their needs, perceptions and experiences of the city and its neighbourhoods.
To learn what the Montréal community told us (documents in French):
- Report presenting the results of citizen focus groups
- Report and recommendations of the Commission permanente sur le transport et les travaux publics (CTTP, the transportation and public works committee): Making a success of the transition to sustainable mobility: how can we go further?
- Report - City Project Ideation Workshop
To learn more about mobility (documents in French):
- Sustainable mobility survey
- Research report on the psychosocial determinants of Montrealers’ attachment to the automobile
- Study on the factors and policies of sustainable mobility: the case for dispossession and reducing the use of automobiles
- Review of Montréal employers’ best practices in sustainable mobility
- Portrait of mobility disparities in the Montréal agglomeration
- Portrait of the needs and travel habits of people living in unstable situations in the Montréal region
To learn more about density
Phase 2 - Imagining possible futures
In fall 2020 and winter 2021, the city held workshops in which participants worked to conceptualize proposals presented in the City Vision.
In these workshops, people representing various social, economic, community, cultural, environmental and institutional organizations were invited to imagine the future of Montréal and to seek solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Phase 3 - Discussing the City Vision
Over the next few months, the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) will hold a public consultation on the City Vision.
This consultation will allow the city to test ideas for the future of Montréal and understand the extent to which Montrealers wish to transform the region and change their lifestyles.
Phase 4 - Develop the contents of the 2050 plan
After the OCPM consultation is completed, the city will improve the City Vision so that it reflects Montrealers’ aspirations and will integrate it into PUM 2050. Montréal will also reflect on ways to achieve the vision of the future presented in the City Vision (projects, urban planning by-laws, grant programs, partnerships, etc.).
To support its deliberations, the city will seek the help of specialists in land use planning and mobility and will organize workshops with community organizations and the population.
Phase 5 - Consultation on PUM 2050
In accordance with the Charter of Ville de Montréal, Metropolis of Québec and the Act Respecting Land Use Planning and Development, the city council will adopt a first version of PUM 2050 and will ask the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) to hold a second public consultation.
This consultation will aim to verify whether Montrealers agree with the means and tools proposed by the city to achieve its vision for the future.
If deemed necessary, city council will amend PUM 2050 based on the opinions expressed during the consultation process and then adopt the final version of the document.
Phase 6 - Moving forward together
Once PUM 2050 is adopted by city council, the city and the Montréal community will have to innovate and work together to make it happen.
The City will make changes to the urban planning by-laws, invest as needed, carry out public works and support citizen initiatives. It will also monitor progress, make adjustments and continue to develop solutions with Montrealers in order to keep moving in the right direction.