WATCH: Mount Royal Cemetery rejects city's offer of compromise on its cyclist ban
The city of Montreal reportedly wants to find a compromise with the Mount Royal Cemetery which has banned cyclists as of today.
The Journal reports Plante administration councillor Alain Vaillancourt saying that it's a "drastic, awful and discriminatory" decision that punishes a whole segment of the population because of the few who break the rules about security and speeding.
But cemetery officials are not interested.
"No, we're closing the door to discussion," said David Scott, executive director of the Mount Royal Cemetery Company.
"The idea of a compromise is something that we've been working on for over two years now."
And that was with the cycling community and not the city of Montreal, which Scott said has not said a peep to them about the problem with speeding cyclists or this alleged compromise.
"There's no point in sitting down - we're not here to represent the interests of cyclists," said Scott in an interview with CJAD 800.
Scott said their priority is to provide a safe and tranquil environment for cemetery visitors.
"We've worked for two years to try and get the community....we posted the bylaws and new rules and the way we wanted cyclists to use the property that would comply- that didn't happen," said Scott.
Guards are posted at the cemetery to remind cyclists about the new ban.
A city spokesman told CJAD 800 they are no longer commenting on the issue.