WATCH: Sunday morning car ban on Mount Royal
The city of Montreal has announced more restrictions for cars on Mount Royal this summer.
In addition to a pilot project banning through traffic on the mountain from June to October, Camillien Houde Way will be taken over by cyclists and pedestrians on 6 separate Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The dates are: May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 7.
The Mayor says the Cyclovia event is an opportunity for Montrealers to take back their streets and denies her administration is anti-car.
"I don't see this as being an anti-car initiative," says Valerie Plante. "It is three hours once a month, once every two months in certain cases where we close a piece of a street."
Monk Boulevard in the Southwest borough is also going to be closed during morning hours on 4 Sundays this summer. The dates are June 17, July 15, August 19 and September 16.