“Saturday May 1st at 1pm: The Trouble with Turcot
THE TROUBLE WITH TURCOT : Why we need to rethink our transportation infrastructure… NOW.
The Turcot Interchange reconstruction is in the news again… Many might wonder : ‘’Why all the controversy?…Why don’t they just get on with it?’’’
Jason Prince , Urban planner and Coordinator of McGill’s ARUC (Making Mega Projects Work for Communities) will take you on a tour of the small St-Henri neighborhood that’s been caught up in the center of the controversy.
Growing environmental and public health concerns have been linked to air pollution due to car emissions. Community and environmental groups as well as Montreal’s public health dept have been calling on the Ministry of Transportation to rethink their outdated vision of our transportation infrastructure.
Now that all municipal parties have come together in favor of a scaled down, more sustainable reconstruction project, the stage is set for a showdown between the Quebec Government and the City and Citizens of the municipality of Montreal:
Join us and learn what’s at stake on Saturday May 1st and weigh in on the future of Montreal’s future Turcot Interchange! The walk starts at metro Vendôme and ends in the Bikers’ Garden of the Village des Tanneries.
Note: This walk will look at the social, environmental and political issues related to the Turcot while a second walk, scheduled for Sunday at 2pm, will focus on the history and community of the Village des Tanneries and the impacts a Turcot reconstruction will have upon local residents . The walk begins at 1pm from metro Vendôme and ends approximately 2 hours later in the Bikers’ Garden where refreshments will be served.”
Remember to stop by Lionel Groulx at 12 to join the protest over the Charest budget!