Been going on a long time for citizen’s between Montreal West and Lachine (that’s Ville Saint Pierre for old farts like me who can remember pre-merger Montreal Island) is a debate over a Montreal West sanctioned barrier on Broughton/des Erables street that the protesters feel is a hazard to their community because it hinders emergency vehicles getting to their neighborhood, or for evacuations. Montreal West people feel that the barrier prevents their neighborhood from becoming a short cut for cars going to highway 20 as well as many local delivery trucks thus making their residential streets much less safer. And it is much more complicated than that with people south of the barrier refusing to shop in Montreal West while Montreal West has offered the people on the south side residential rates on the city’s recreational services.
One idea is that turning highway 20 into an urban boulevard might solve this issue for many people but that would be too radical and totally insane!
I am not taking a side here but do want to share this video which is fun and I sure would like to see it happening in every neighborhood when issues arise and issues do arise, often, always.
Here is the Devil’s Hill Blog.
It’s a tough situation. Anyone have any ideas?