To maximize the maintenance of its road network, the city has set up a pilot project to improve the quality of its roadway renewal works. Besides improving infrastructure at a lower cost, it allows for safer road sharing without increasing the scope or duration of the work.
This pilot project is a new part of the complementary pavement resurfacing program (PCPR) aimed at improving pavement quality. The objective is to maximize the benefits to mobility and safety from the work, not only in terms of surface quality but also in terms of road design.
In this way, the city is taking advantage of previously planned projects to carry out minor improvements. The resurfacing will be optimized to offer safer road sharing among pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Three segments completed in 2021
Between Rue De Bellechasse and Boulevard Rosemont
In order to improve safety for bicycle and pedestrian traffic near Jean-Eudes college, 15e Avenue is now one-way northbound.
Removal of the southbound lane provides sufficient space on the roadway to encourage better road sharing. This new development allowed the city to create one bike lane in each direction. The creation of a buffer zone between the southbound bike lane and the school drop-off zone will maintain safe access.
The bike lanes will connect to existing bike lanes south of Boulevard Rosemont and to those on Rue de Bellechasse (Vélo-REV express network) and improve access to schools and parks.
Between Rue Masson and Boulevard Saint-Joseph Est
In order to improve the safety of pedestrian facilities, the width of traffic lanes has been reduced so as to provide a protective buffer between the sidewalk and the roadway on part of the segment. The existing sidewalks on Rue D’Iberville are very narrow, so the protection zone provides greater comfort and safety for pedestrians by keeping them away from vehicular traffic.
Between Rue Fleury Ouest and Rue Prieur Ouest
In order to make cycling and walking safer and reduce through traffic, the width of the traffic lanes has been reduced.
The reduced width provides sufficient space on the roadway to encourage better road sharing. This new design allows the city to implement a bike lane and add buffer zones to provide a safer environment for cyclists.
The bike lane connects to the existing bike lanes on Rue Prieur Ouest and provides better access to schools and parks, as well as to local businesses and shops.
Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Between Avenue Du Parc and Avenue Mont-Royal Est
Work postponed to 2022
Studies have shown this road is oversized. This means there are currently too many lanes on this segment for its real traffic needs. As a result, the current distribution of space on this roadway is not optimal for promoting active mobility.
In order to make the existing pedestrian facilities safer at this location, one southbound lane will be removed.
This lane removal will provide sufficient space to implement new protection and parking areas beside the sidewalk on the south side. This will place pedestrians further from car traffic and make their movements safer and more comfortable.