Valérie Plante made the most of yesterday’s beautiful sunshine to announce a plan she hope will improve accessibility in Montreal. Standing on a temporary stage outside City Hall in the Old Port, Plante announced a new program called Cyclovia, which will close certain streets to automobile traffic on Sundays this summer.
In total, 10 Sunday mornings will be reserved for cyclists, pedestrians, skaters, joggers and other active transportation methods on Camilien-Houde and on Monk Boulevard. On Twitter, Plante mentioned these areas would be animated as well.
Source: Twitter / @Val_Plante
Plante said the activities on offer would be athletic or recreational in nature. She also specified the dates when each will take place, so mark your calendars!
Camilien-Houde Closed to Traffic:
- Sunday, May 20 (Athletic)
- Sunday, June 17 (Athletic)
- Sunday, July 15 (Recreational)
- Sunday, August 19 (Recreational)
- Sunday, September 16 (Athletic)
- Sunday, October 7 (Recreational)
Monk Boul. Closed to Traffic
- Sunday, June 17
- Sunday, July 15
- Sunday, August 19
- Sunday, September 16