June 2018 saw the Montreal Road project team continue work on the preliminary landscaping/ streetscaping drawings and bus shelter locations along Montreal Road.
The project team also met with representatives from Women's Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE) who will be undertaking a community safety audit of Montreal Road as outlined below.
Bus stops and bus shelters
Exhibit 1 illustrates the proposed location of bus stops along Montreal Road from North River Road to St. Laurent Boulevard. OC Transpo determined the bus stop locations during the Montreal Road Functional Planning Study as part of a bus stop consolidation strategy, which aims to improve transit operations and travel times on the 3-lane Montreal Road cross-section (from Vanier Parkway to St. Laurent Boulevard).
In total, there are 17 proposed bus stops directly on Montreal Road. These include:
- 13 stops with bus shelters - The 13 bus shelters would be a significant improvement to the 6 shelters currently located on Montreal Road within the project limits. Since several of the proposed shelters are partially located on private lands, it will require ongoing negotiations with property owners for easements.
- 4 stops with no shelters - 4 locations are proposed without shelters due to constraints from an existing building face and/or building canopy overhang (such as the Wabano Center). This results in insufficient space to construct a full shelter.
Exhibit 1 [ PDF - 125 KB ]
Community safety audit
On June 20, a meeting was held with representatives from Women's Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE). The purpose of the meeting was to prepare for the Montreal Road community safety audit which involves:
- Walking Montreal Road with members of the community and WISE representatives to identify areas that could pose a safety issue from a women’s and/or vulnerable users perspective.
- Incorporating the audit findings into the Montreal Road design plans to improve lighting levels, streetscaping features and public realm designs.
The Montreal Road safety audit is being organized by WISE in conjunction with the Vanier Community Association and will take place in mid July.
Next project design steps
- Complete preliminary streetscaping and landscaping plans.
- Meet with the Montreal Road Working Group in early July to discuss bus stops, shelter locations and streetscaping.
- Meet with the Vanier Community Association Sustainable Development and Transportation Committee in early July to provide a project update and answer questions.
- Begin detailed geometrical design plans and production of construction drawings. The detailed design process is estimated to take 6 months.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project team.
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