Montreal will ban driving on Mount Royal's Camillien-Houde Way

Feb 6 2018, 8:44 pm

The City of Montreal will be closing Camillien-Houde Way to cars this spring and summer 2018.

The decision comes as part of a pilot project to increase safety measures on Mount Royal.

In October 2017, a young cyclist was hit and killed by an SUV that made an illegal U-turn as he was going downhill on a curve near the lookout on Camillien-Houde.

Drivers travelling from the east will be able to park at Maison Smith. Those coming from the west can park near Beaver Lake.

Vélo Québec said it was “pleased with the City of Montreal’s initiative.”

Aside from the driving ban, former mayor Denis Coderre and his administration put the following safety measures in place for Camillien-Houde Way:

  • 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
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