Pedestrian Streets: Cars are prohibited on 11 arterials in Montreal

Summer is fast approaching, which means the city of Montreal has implemented a large number of pedestrian streets across the borough.

• Read more: Voluntary car surrenders are on the rise

Over 2,100 shops are accessible on 10 km of developed roads. The summer schedule also includes festivals.

“It’s a pleasure to discover our city on foot […] to stop, to encourage merchants,” Philippe Sabourin, spokesperson for the City of Montreal, told LCN.

Almost 45% of the residents of Mont-Royal Avenue, Mr. According to Sabor, they have confirmed that “business is better” this time of year.

Some of the arteries of entertainment and music, such as Sainte-Catherine Street West, pass through the Quartier des Spectacles, the goal of this project being to enjoy more of the city’s festivals.

An exhibition by Philip Cater will also be installed. These are 15 statues spread across the city like the Place Ville Marie Esplanade. He will be there till September 29.

Pedestrian crossing also brings increase in the number of people flowing there: Mr. According to Sabour, 30,000 visitors and citizens were counted in the arteries last year.

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Here are the pedestrian streets in Montreal:

  • Avenue Bernard
  • Duluth Avenue East
  • Mont-Royal Avenue
  • Jean-Dalon Market
  • Plaza Saint-Hubert
  • Rue De Castelnau Est
  • Ontario Street East
  • Rue Saint-Denis
  • St.-Catherine Street East
  • St.-Catherine Street West
  • Rue Wellington

In Old Montreal, rue Saint-Paul and rue Saint-Vincent have already been reserved exclusively for pedestrians for several days.

Philippe Sabourin announced that other pedestrian streets will be announced soon.

Listen to the full interview in the video above.

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