New measures are in place to increase safety on Mount Royal, following following last week’s death of an 18-year-old cyclist who was struck by a vehicle making an illegal U-turn.
According to the City of Montreal the measures include:
- Extending the central median around the lookout area over a distance of 30 metres after the curve.
- Adding road signage at various locations to strongly establish U-turns prohibited
- Information signs at the bottom and top of Camillien-Houde Way reminding drivers that U-turns are prohibited on the mountain
- Installing a digital speed monitor at the end of the curve
La Ville de Montréal met en place des mesures provisoires de sécurisation dans la voie Camillien-Houde https://t.co/vTgA2qH9S7
— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) October 11, 2017
On October 4, Clément Ouimet was hit by a SUV that made a U-turn as he was going downhill on a curve near the lookout on Camillien-Houde.