Montreal’s Mayor Reclaims a Famous Road From Cars and Trucks

Camillien-Houde Way to be closed to traffic

Camillien-Houde Way, the road that winds up Montreal’s iconic Mount Royal, will be closed to most vehicles, the mayor of Montreal announced Wednesday.

Mayor Valérie Plante presented what she called an “ambitious vision” for the road at a news conference on Wednesday. It will be reserved for pedestrians and cyclists but emergency vehicles will be able to use it when needed, she said. 

“We’re taking out the asphalt and we’re putting in trees,” she said.

What is now a winding road with paved shoulders and concrete barriers will become a tree-lined footpath, which Plante said will designed to be accessible to all, running alongside a parallel bike path.

Camillien-Houde Way on Mount Royal will be closed to traffic, Montreal mayor says –, September 13, 2023

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