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Montréal vient d'annoncer 4 projets de rues piétonnes pour l'été 2020  https://ville.montreal.qc.ca/ruespietonnes/

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/pedestrian-zones-montreal-c-te-des-neiges-notre-dame-de-gr-ce-1.5216210

Montreal becoming more pedestrian friendly — one car-free zone at a time

CDN-NDG will get one of the city's newest pedestrian zones, as it looks to make Jean Brillant safer

Isaac Olson · CBC News · Posted: Jul 22, 2019 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago

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Terrasses Roy, on Roy Street between De Bullion Street and Coloniale Avenue, features planters, a stage and plenty of seating. Montreal says 4,100 people visit it every day. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

The city now has some 50 streets free of vehicular traffic where people can stroll past gardens, outdoor urban furniture and splashes of colour. 

Fifteen so-called "pedestrian zones" have been recently added, in 10 different boroughs, and four more are on the way by 2020.
 
Among them is Jean Brillant Street in Côte-Des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, where a pilot project is slated to get underway this fall.

Some 15,000 people walk the street's narrow sidewalks daily, as it connects the Côte-Des-Neiges Metro station to the Université de Montréal campus in a busy area packed with medical offices, commercial buildings and cultural destinations.

Those narrow sidewalks mean pedestrians are often forced off the curb and onto the roadway or the grass.

Unlike the design of most other pedestrian zones, there is no plan to ban vehicular traffic on Jean-Brillant Street.

Instead, the park between Gatineau and Decelles avenues will be extended by four metres, creating a wider walking area and reducing the roadway to a single, one-way lane for cars. The vehicular speed limit will be set at 20 km/h.

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Jean-Brillant Street will become a more pedestrian-friendly strip between Gatineau and Decelles avenues, with a single, one-way lane for vehicular traffic. (Ville de Montréal/Hélène Simard/CBC)

"There's just so much foot traffic in that area that it was a no-brainer to make it safer and more pleasant to walk," said borough Mayor Sue Montgomery.

Some street parking will be eliminated, and plants and urban furniture will be added to make the space more inviting.

U de M seeks safer streets

With climate change in mind, it is time to rethink the cityscape, said Montgomery. She said the borough now widens sidewalks every time a street is refurbished.

"When these public spaces are created, it brings people together, especially when you add the urban furniture," she said. "It's important to bring people out of isolation, to meet their neighbours."

Montgomery said the university has been pressing the borough to act to make streets surrounding the campus safer, so the borough applied to the city, through a program aimed at creating pedestrian-friendly shared spaces. 

A pilot project is to get underway soon, and if it goes well, the pedestrian zone will become a permanent fixture.

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Prince Arthur Street East took two years to renovate. Some business owners say they suffered during the renovations, but the city says now 10,000 people visit the street daily. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

3 more projects on the way

Other projects to be completed by 2020 include turning the old village of Sault-au-Récollet into a pedestrian-friendly heritage destination.  A 425-metre stretch of Gouin Boulevard East in Ahuntsic-Cartierville will be renovated to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage cultural activities and increase residents' sense of security.

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The Forêt urbaine on Victoria Street, between Sherbrooke Street West and President Kennedy Avenue, has a public piano, seating and lots of vibrant colours. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

A stretch of Bellerive Street, which runs along the St. Lawrence River in the city's east end, will soon have kiosks, benches and picnic tables installed.

Island Street in Pointe-Saint-Charles is also on Montreal's to-do list, in response to residents' request to reconfigure the space so it's better shared by all users. The Sud-Ouest borough is now in the consultation phase.

Streets, parks and paths 

There are eight kilometres of pedestrian zones in all in Montreal, with many incorporating public pianos, gardens, places to sit and family-friendly installations, such as sandboxes and play modules.

For the four projects slated for 2020, the city of Montreal's central budget is paying for 50 per cent of the project, up to $600,000 over four years.

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St-Dominique Street was closed to vehicles in 2010 between St-Joseph Boulevard and Laurier Avenue, in front of Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End church and Lahaie Park. There are swinging chairs, a fountain, benches and flowers. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

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Le 2019-07-22 à 09:46, ScarletCoral a dit :

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/pedestrian-zones-montreal-c-te-des-neiges-notre-dame-de-gr-ce-1.5216210

Montreal becoming more pedestrian friendly — one car-free zone at a time

CDN-NDG will get one of the city's newest pedestrian zones, as it looks to make Jean Brillant safer

Isaac Olson · CBC News · Posted: Jul 22, 2019 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago

terrasses-roy.JPG
Terrasses Roy, on Roy Street between De Bullion Street and Coloniale Avenue, features planters, a stage and plenty of seating. Montreal says 4,100 people visit it every day. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

The city now has some 50 streets free of vehicular traffic where people can stroll past gardens, outdoor urban furniture and splashes of colour. 

Fifteen so-called "pedestrian zones" have been recently added, in 10 different boroughs, and four more are on the way by 2020.
 
Among them is Jean Brillant Street in Côte-Des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, where a pilot project is slated to get underway this fall.

Some 15,000 people walk the street's narrow sidewalks daily, as it connects the Côte-Des-Neiges Metro station to the Université de Montréal campus in a busy area packed with medical offices, commercial buildings and cultural destinations.

Those narrow sidewalks mean pedestrians are often forced off the curb and onto the roadway or the grass.

Unlike the design of most other pedestrian zones, there is no plan to ban vehicular traffic on Jean-Brillant Street.

Instead, the park between Gatineau and Decelles avenues will be extended by four metres, creating a wider walking area and reducing the roadway to a single, one-way lane for cars. The vehicular speed limit will be set at 20 km/h.

jean-brillant-pedestrian-zone.jpg
Jean-Brillant Street will become a more pedestrian-friendly strip between Gatineau and Decelles avenues, with a single, one-way lane for vehicular traffic. (Ville de Montréal/Hélène Simard/CBC)

"There's just so much foot traffic in that area that it was a no-brainer to make it safer and more pleasant to walk," said borough Mayor Sue Montgomery.

Some street parking will be eliminated, and plants and urban furniture will be added to make the space more inviting.

U de M seeks safer streets

With climate change in mind, it is time to rethink the cityscape, said Montgomery. She said the borough now widens sidewalks every time a street is refurbished.

"When these public spaces are created, it brings people together, especially when you add the urban furniture," she said. "It's important to bring people out of isolation, to meet their neighbours."

Montgomery said the university has been pressing the borough to act to make streets surrounding the campus safer, so the borough applied to the city, through a program aimed at creating pedestrian-friendly shared spaces. 

A pilot project is to get underway soon, and if it goes well, the pedestrian zone will become a permanent fixture.

prince-arthur-street-east.JPG
Prince Arthur Street East took two years to renovate. Some business owners say they suffered during the renovations, but the city says now 10,000 people visit the street daily. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

3 more projects on the way

Other projects to be completed by 2020 include turning the old village of Sault-au-Récollet into a pedestrian-friendly heritage destination.  A 425-metre stretch of Gouin Boulevard East in Ahuntsic-Cartierville will be renovated to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage cultural activities and increase residents' sense of security.

foret-urbaine.JPG
The Forêt urbaine on Victoria Street, between Sherbrooke Street West and President Kennedy Avenue, has a public piano, seating and lots of vibrant colours. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

A stretch of Bellerive Street, which runs along the St. Lawrence River in the city's east end, will soon have kiosks, benches and picnic tables installed.

Island Street in Pointe-Saint-Charles is also on Montreal's to-do list, in response to residents' request to reconfigure the space so it's better shared by all users. The Sud-Ouest borough is now in the consultation phase.

Streets, parks and paths 

There are eight kilometres of pedestrian zones in all in Montreal, with many incorporating public pianos, gardens, places to sit and family-friendly installations, such as sandboxes and play modules.

For the four projects slated for 2020, the city of Montreal's central budget is paying for 50 per cent of the project, up to $600,000 over four years.

st-dominique.JPG
St-Dominique Street was closed to vehicles in 2010 between St-Joseph Boulevard and Laurier Avenue, in front of Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End church and Lahaie Park. There are swinging chairs, a fountain, benches and flowers. (Isaac Olson/CBC)

Plus on en fait plus les gens en demandent, ce qui augure bien pour l'avenir de la métropole et sa qualité de vie. Il était temps qu'on prenne un virage piétons pour que le territoire public de la ville, en plus de servir aux déplacements puisse aussi s'offrir comme destination. 

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Journal Métro  |  10:30 29 juillet 2019  |  Par : Contenu Commandité

En marche vers une rue partagée et animée

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Une rue conviviale pensée autant pour les piétons que pour les cyclistes et les automobilistes, un point de convergence où se croiseront l’histoire des lieux et les histoires des résidents. Voilà le projet « Une rue partagée au cœur du site patrimonial cité de l’Ancien-Village-du-Sault-au-Récollet dans l’arrondissement d’Ahuntsic-Cartierville », qui prendra vie sur le boulevard Gouin Est, entre la rue De Martigny et de l’avenue Hamelin.

S’étirant sur 425 mètres appelés à s’animer selon les aspirations des citoyens du quartier, cette zone de rencontres permettra notamment aux riverains comme aux randonneurs d’ailleurs de découvrir la riche histoire de l’Ancien-Village-du-Sault-au-Récollet. Autrefois occupé par les Amérindiens de la mission sulpicienne de Fort-Lorette, ce territoire figure parmi les dix destinations patrimoniales inscrites au Parcours Riverain de la Ville de Montréal. Il s’agit en effet de l’un des premiers emplacements de l’île de Montréal à avoir été visités par les explorateurs et les missionnaires français.

Outre l’histoire, la nature saura également rassembler les gens. Avec comme environnement immédiat la rivière des Prairies et à proximité du parc-nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation, la rue partagée trouve d’ailleurs sa place dans le Plan directeur de développement des berges de la rivière des Prairies. On souhaite en faire une destination récréoculturelle et touristique dans le nord de l’île :

  • en redonnant au piéton la place qui lui revient;
  • en contribuant à préserver le caractère patrimonial du Sault-au-Récollet;
  • en consolidant le noyau commercial du Sault-au-Récollet;
  • en encourageant des activités favorisant de saines habitudes de vie par la marche et le vélo;
  • en augmentant la portée de l’offre d’activités culturelles;
  • en créant des espaces publics concourant à augmenter le sentiment de sécurité.

La créativité des résidents sollicitée

D’abord soumis aux riverains du boulevard Gouin Est en octobre 2018, le projet de rue partagée fera l’objet d’une activité de création collective en septembre 2019. Comment les résidents voient-ils cette rue partagée? Une zone de rencontres à leur image ressemblerait à quoi? Ce remue-méninges fécond donnera ensuite naissance à une première édition temporaire de cet espace commun à l’été 2020.

Rappelons que l’avenue piétonne Park Stanley, située aux abords du pont Viau, au cœur du Parcours Gouin, avait récolté un taux de satisfaction des utilisateurs de 92 % la première année. Après une révision du projet pour intégrer encore mieux les suggestions et commentaires des citoyens, le taux de satisfaction était grimpé à 99 %. Inaugurée en juin 2018, l’avenue piétonne est maintenant accessible toute l’année, au grand bonheur des randonneurs de toutes les générations, et on y propose une foule d’activités gratuites.

Comme le Park Stanley, la rue partagée du boulevard Gouin Est pourra à son tour devenir un véritable carrefour où les Montréalais et plus précisément les résidents d’Ahuntsic-Cartierville se retrouveront pour vivre leur ville!

https://journalmetro.com/local/ahuntsic-cartierville/2354336/en-marche-vers-une-rue-partagee-et-animee/

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En attendant les 4 projets de rues piétonnes prévues à l'été 2020, en voici quelques-unes déjà bien présentes dans Mercier - HOMA... 😎

Journal Métro  |  11:32 29 juillet 2019  |  Par : Contenu Commandité

Des rues animées aux quatre coins du quartier

201900630_PEP_NDV-Lancement_CharlesOliviPhoto: Charles-Olivier Bourque

Tout l’arrondissement Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve profite de la volonté de la Ville de Montréal de donner aux citoyens le goût de fouler, d’animer et d’habiter la rue et les espaces publics de proximité. Avec le Programme de rues piétonnes et partagées, les résidents peuvent fraterniser, s’abreuver de culture, passer du temps de qualité en famille, bouger sans débourser un sou.

Le Carré Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, de son petit nom le Carré NDV, sait rallier sa communauté autour d’une kyrielle d’activités, notamment avec le précieux concours de La Pépinière Espaces collectifs. Sa programmation dite participative évolue au gré des idées et envies des citoyens, nourrissant directement le sentiment d’appartenance des résidents à leur quartier. Jardin communautaire, BBQ collectif, apéro au son du piano, yoga ou entraînement cardio en plein air, lecture et spectacles garnissent entre autres la programmation estivale 2019 sur les rues Monsabré, Lacordaire et Louis-Veuillot, piétonnisées entre l’avenue Pierre-De Coubertin et la rue Boileau.

L’avenue Desjardins, entre la bibliothèque Maisonneuve et la Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, accueille pour sa part le Patio culturel d’Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Rassemblant les citoyens du quartier au cœur d’une place joliment aménagée (mobilier urbain, tables à pique-nique et parasols, carrés de sable, chaises Adirondacks, etc.), le Patio invite à la détente ou à la découverte, au rire ou au rêve, selon l’activité. Cet été, la poésie et la musique côtoient le conte et les fanzines, et même la science!

Plusieurs événements au Patio culturel mettront à l’honneur le personnage historique de La Bolduc et vous pourrez admirer une grande fresque en son hommage.

Le Patio vous permettra de rencontrer l’équipe de la bibliothèque Maisonneuve qui saura vous proposer des livres coups de cœur que vous pourrez empruntez directement sur place. Les enfants comme les adultes y trouveront leur compte, preuve que la rue appartient vraiment à tous.

De son côté, le Patio culturel Mercier-Est s’invite sur la scène du parc de la Promenade-Bellerive pour la saison estivale 2019. Il propose aux résidents du coin mille et une occasions d’apprécier les couleurs de leur quartier. Zumba, ateliers de swing, de doublage de voix, de peinture façon Picasso, fabrication d’une tapette à mouches, spectacle de cirque, de chanson, de piano, projection de films… Qui a vraiment envie de rester entre quatre murs cet été?  

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À noter l’activité de concertation, le 9 août, lors de laquelle les citoyens échangeront sur les enjeux de Mercier-Est en prévision du Forum de quartier de la table de concertation à venir en novembre. C’est l’occasion pour les résidents de s’exprimer sur leur vision de leur quartier, et ce, autour d’un bon hot-dog!

Enfin, c’est en 2020 qu’on verra l’érection d’un aménagement permanent sur la rue Ontario, dans le secteur de la Place Simon-Valois, déjà fort aimée des promeneurs. Cette nouvelle zone de rencontres permettra aux Montréalais de se réapproprier la rue et de la faire vivre à leur façon. Des travaux seront toutefois nécessaires d’ici la création de cet aménagement, ce qui limitera les activités sur la Place Simon-Valois. La SDC Hochelaga-Maisonneuve prévoit néanmoins plusieurs animations dans le quartier, à voir sur son site Web (hochelaga.ca). Et le piano public attend toujours que de petits ou de longs doigts viennent courir sur ses touches.

Décidément, dans Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, les résidents ont l’embarras du choix quand l’envie leur prend d’occuper la rue!

https://journalmetro.com/local/mercier-anjou/2354381/des-rues-animees-aux-quatre-coins-du-quartier/

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@Chuck-A merci de publier cet article réjouissant qui montre ce que c'est une ville à dimension humaine. Ce n'est pas une grande ville qui veut se faire petite, mais plutôt une ville ( indépendamment de ses dimensions), qui met l'humain au centre de ses préoccupations. A ce propos on comprendra que la première ressource d'une ville est prioritairement sa population. De là découlent toutes ses forces vives, sa créativité, son dynamisme, son animation, son atmosphère, sa prospérité, son attrait et son rayonnement.  

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      Lionel Perez, the interim leader of the opposition Ensemble Montréal, told the Montreal Gazette recently he’s alarmed that the STM’s experts appear to have lied to board members in order to ram through the purchase.
      “It’s very disconcerting that the STM has been hiding this information from the public, from the board and from elected officials,” Perez said. “If they fudged the numbers because of political pressure (from the Plante administration), then someone has to be accountable.”
      This week, Marvin Rotrand, an opposition councillor for Snowdon, and the former vice-chairperson of the STM, said the agency owes the public an explanation.
      “How can it be that Laval and Longueuil (get far better fuel consumption)?” Rotrand said. “We bought the buses because of their promised fuel savings; we were told the extra charge for the buses would be recuperated through fuel savings. I think the STM has to tell the public what the problem is.”
      The STM has said the low average speed of its buses, and the short distance between stops makes hybrid technology ideal for the city, because of regenerative braking technology that converts the vehicle’s kinetic energy to electric energy, essentially charging its battery. The battery also takes over for the diesel engine when the bus is idling or stopped, which is supposed to further reduce fuel consumption.
      However, several studies have cast doubt over the actual savings of hybrid buses in urban settings.
      In one, commissioned by the environmental protection department of Hong Kong, double-decker hybrid buses achieved a fuel savings of only six per cent in that city. Surprisingly, the buses scored the worst performances on routes with a lot of hills and in congestion when the average speed was low — around eight kilometres per hour. The hybrids also performed poorly when their air-conditioning units were turned on. STM documents show air conditioning reduces the efficiency of its hybrid engines by 15 per cent.
      “They saw that in real conditions in Hong Kong, it doesn’t make sense, cost-wise at least, because the cost of the buses is about 40 per cent higher, and they would not be able to make that up with fuel consumption benefits,” said Leonidas Ntziachristos, an associate professor in mechanical engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He explained that because they have smaller diesel engines, hybrids generally need more fuel to achieve the same power as conventional buses.
      “Because they accelerate much faster, the hybrid buses consume more fuel than the conventional ones,” he said.
      Nigel Clark, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University, who has studied hybrid bus technology, said the battery life appears to be their main disadvantage. He said batteries on hybrids tend to be replaced more often than on conventional diesel buses and at a very high cost that can wipe out any cost savings from fuel economy.
      A 2015 STM report obtained by the Montreal Gazette through an access-to-information request recommends hybrid buses be configured to limit the number of times electric batteries take over for the diesel engines. The recommendation is for the engines to be automatically shut off only when the onboard electric batteries are charged at 100 per cent, when the bus is stationary, and when its doors are open.
       
      Entrevue avec Marvin Rotrand à ce sujet ce matin à Radio-Canada
      Autobus hybrides de la STM économies en-deçà des objectifs : Le point de M Rotrand https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/matinale-ete/episodes/439477/audio-fil-du-jeudi-1-aout-2019/32
       
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      Hello everyone, 
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