WATCH: Five month ban on through traffic on Mount Royal begins today

The pilot project banning through traffic on Mount Royal begins today and lasts until October 31.

The ban follows last year's death of a cyclist in a collision with an SUV making an illegal U-Turn on Camillien-Houde Way.

No private vehicles will be able to cut across the mountain during the pilot project - only emergency vehicles, public works and maintenance vehicles, buses, bicycles and pedestrians will be permitted to go through. Mayor Valérie Plante had said funeral cortèges would also have access.

If you're in your own car, you can access the summit parking lots by Camillien-Houde if you're coming from the east and by Remembrance Road if you're coming from the west. But you'll have to take the same way out because of the closure between the parking lot at Smith House and the one at Beaver Lake.

The STM 711 bus running from Snowdon to Mont-Royal Metro during the summer will begin service today and operate only on weekends until June 17. After that, the bus will run seven days a week.