Saint-Laurent has adopted a Pedestrian master plan to promote pedestrian travel on Saint-Laurent territory and make it safer.
The Pedestrian master plan is based on three action components: collaboration, awareness and the road network.
Consult the document (in French).
The Pedestrian master plan has three objectives: The priority is to make pedestrian travel safer for residents and workers in Saint-Laurent. They face many risks, as evidenced in 2019—the worst pedestrian death toll in Montréal in the past 10 years. This priority stems from the Local transportation plan adopted by Saint-Laurent in 2017. It is in line with the Vision Zero approach, advocated by Ville de Montréal, which aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on Montréal’s road network.
Secondly, the Plan seeks to improve the efficiency of pedestrian travel and make it more user-friendly.
And lastly, it hopes to offset certain shortcomings in terms of developments and facilities. For the road network, the implementation of a series of highly localized measures are planned at certain intersections or on problem street sections and therefore larger-scale developments or facilities will be set up there.
An awareness component is also part of the Pedestrian master plan and will help to continue or implement awareness initiatives, always in partnership, so that all socio-demographic groups can be reached, and particularly vulnerable pedestrians such as seniors. Awareness-raising themes will include adopting good pedestrian and driver habits, sharing the road with heavy vehicles and exercising caution in the vicinity of schools.