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- Public, Direction de santé publique, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

Safer streets encourage walking in Montréal

Étudier nos rues du point de vue des piétons - Un pas de plus pour améliorer la qualité de vie et les déplacements actifs

A new study describes Montréal’s streets

A new report describes the changes made to pedestrian routes in 10 areas of the city. The report details the characteristics of sidewalks, streets and intersections, and suggests ways to improve them to make walking safer and encourage people to walk. Several Montréal organizations contributed, including Direction régionale de santé publique (DRSP) et le Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montréal)

For the past several years, Montréal’s regional public health department (DRSP) has embraced an environmental approach. For example, the DRSP recommends systematic implementation of measures to protect pedestrians and cyclists, with priority given to busy multi-lane streets.

In Montréal, reducing car use or speed limits would mean safer streets for all road users. This involves reducing space for cars, reallocating space and redirecting financial resources toward walking, cycling and public transportation.

See the following study: ÉTUDIER NOS RUES DU POINT DE VUE DES PIÉTONS - Un pas de plus pour améliorer la qualité de vie et les déplacements actifs (only in french)

Public, Direction de santé publique, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal