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    I'm interested in urban infrastructure projects.
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  1. The new streetlights were originally T shaped so that one side would illuminate the ramp. https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4948484,-73.554599,3a,75y,182.71h,87.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sz47Lk35dKCsqowGyWX-lQA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 They've since been altered, as you can see in the recent photos.
  2. Construction is well underway. Website: http://www.bellevuemtl.com/
  3. There's now two Bixi stations in Dorval, one at the airport and one at the train station. I can't find any news release about it. According to Google Maps, riding between the two takes 4 minutes. Otherwise, the next closest station is Loyola Campus which is a 42 minute ride, just under the time limit if you're a member.
  4. I know Canadian Pacific is tough on level crossings, but I'm pretty sure Exo owns that segment of track. The metro station should generate demand, and for cyclists there's also the advantage of not having to share the road with cars.
  5. I think there was a missed opportunity here to create a new pedestrian/bike crossing somewhere halfway between Glen Road and Greene. It could consist of a level crossing across the tracks, a perpendicular downhill ramp between the tracks and the highway, and then a tunnel under the highway. You'd be able to walk to Westmount from Place St Henri metro.
  6. Brock South extension. Future Falaise park.
  7. I've been reading about how American cities revitalize their alleyways, and in many cases it involves opening up cafes, shops, and restaurants facing the alley, making them into cozy hubs of pedestrian activity. Here's an article with photos about revitalized alleys in Detroit: http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/green-alley-revolution-112717.aspx In Montreal we have Ruelles Vertes, but as far as I can tell these are all located between residential streets. We have plenty of alleys next to commercial streets too. How cool would it be if those alleys were brought to life by not onl
  8. Love the urban boulevard idea. A city is no place for a highway. But given the dominance of car culture here, it's hard to believe they would actually go with that option.
  9. Do they really need the exit ramp to merge with Saint Antoine? Why not an intersection at Gosford and a traffic light? Then people could cross.
  10. There's already room for a bike path. Just reduce the southbound side from 5 lanes to 4. Then it will be even with the northbound side.
  11. I spot these differences between the rendering and the real thing: 1. The stone trim around the grass was supposed to be beige, but its white. 2. The rendering has several smaller paths linking the central path to the Duke sidewalk. 3. The rendering has some trees very close to or in the middle of the central path. 4. The trees are way bigger in the rendering. It will take a few years for them to look like that. 5. The real thing has benches. 6. The real thing has more diverse vegetation near the cross streets. IMO, they should have kept the beige so t
  12. Are they really demolishing an entire section of a highway just to put in a bus lane? I'm all for public transit but that seems like a big waste to me. And then why even demolish the west bound side when there won't be a bus lane there? I think there must be other reasons to rebuild the highway.
  13. I took these photos yesterday evening https://imgur.com/a/oQSjz It's basically just the portion above Wellington that's still standing now.
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