To help residents maintain physical distancing throughout the summer, the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough is introducing more pedestrian corridors, a new bike path and traffic calming measures that will allow families to play ball games or have picnics on certain streets.
The changes will ensure that public space is shared among pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, Mayor Sue Montgomery said in a statement.
“The COVID-19 pandemic represents a big challenge for cities and we are answering the challenge with audacity and creativity,” she said.
The borough will create shared streets in five areas where pedestrians and cyclists will be given priority. Residents will be able to use the streets to play ball, draw with chalk or have a picnic. Cars will still be able to use the roads, so children will have to be supervised while playing.
Work on the project will begin in mid-July and be in place until the end of autumn on the following streets: