New safety measures put in place on Mount Royal after cyclist dies

Oct 12 2017, 8:25 pm

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

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.

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