Mount Royal ban on through traffic starts Saturday

City officials say they hope the 5-month pilot project banning through traffic on Mount Royal, which starts Saturday, will make the mountain safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

You'll be able to reach the Beaver Lake parking lot if you're coming from the west, you'll go no further than the Smith House parking lot if you're coming from the east.

Execptions include MTC buses, school buses, emergency vehicles and, of course, cyclists and pedestrians.
 
Montreal's public consultations will be held in the fall on how citizens feel about the project and if the ban should remain in place.

18-year old Clement Oouimet died in 2017 when a driver near the mountain's lookout made an illegal U-turn into his path.

Meanwhile on six Sunday mornings this year, cars won't be allowed on the 2.1 km stretch of Camillien Houde Way at all, from the eastern entrance to the mountain to the entrance of Mount Royal cemetery.

 

 

-With files from CTV Montreal