Camillien-Houde and Remembrance Road Pilot Project
Last November, Montréal’s regional public health department (DRSP) submitted a brief to the Office de la consultation publique de Montréal, in relation to the pilot project to stop transit traffic for private vehicles on Camillien-Houde and Remembrance Road
Mont-Royal park is the city’s “green lung”. Located in the heart of downtown, the park is surrounded by densely populated neighbourhoods. People go there to breathe fresh air, participate in activities and meet with friends.
In general, urban green spaces contribute to health. Parks play a role in improving physical and mental health. It is important that all Montrealers and visitors to the city can safely access the park.
The consultation drew a record number of participants, who contributed to this collective reflection before, during and after the pilot project. “The analysis of opinions received attests to Montrealers’ attachment to the mountain and its landscapes, and to the fact that many people are willing to collectively reflect on its future to achieve better cohabitation among the various users,” OCPM president Dominique Ollivier said.
Although the DRSP is disappointed that the Office did not recommend through traffic be banned, we also welcome a number of the OCPM’s recommendations, which are in line with those the DRSP included in the brief.
For more information
- Mémoire - projet pilote sur le retrait du transit des véhicules particuliers sur la voie Camillien Houde et le chemin remembrance - Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal (in French)
- Vers un nouveau chemin de parc - Ville de Montréal
- Les voies d’accès au Parc Mont-Royal - Office de consultation publique de Montréal