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Contest Winners Announced "Towards Traffic Calming"

The National Coalition of Quebec regional environmental councils (RNCREQ), the Regional Environmental Council of Montreal (CRE-Montreal) and Their partners, the regional environmental councils of Lanaudière, Laval, Monteregie and Laurentian are pleased to unveil the winners of the second edition of the competition "Towards Traffic Calming: the best traffic calming in the metropolitan area of ​​Montreal measures."

The AIMS competition to highlight the best Measures of traffic calming implementation in the metropolitan area of ​​Montreal. These Measures Has To arrange the streets So THAT all users adopt an Appropriate behavior through the middle.

"These Measures are effective, says Daniel Bouchard, head of Campaigns on transportation CRE-Montreal. They Reduce the speed and flow of traffic accidents and Their severity, while Promoting alternative transportation and by Improving the urban furnishing. Cities shoulds take every opportunity, repair roads or pipeline, to put in place. "

"All applications-have Demonstrated Abebooks web can find ways to share the street Between pedestrians, motorists and cyclists, while Securing all displacements and by Improving the living environment, adds Philip Bourke, general manager RNCREQ. This contest Represents a showcase of good practice and Such we hope it Encouraged other initiatives. "

Four prizes are Awarded today.

Best Layouts for the reduction of the speed of vehicles: "Measuring traffic calming in rounding" of Ahuntsic-Cartierville to the item number of MADE Measures and close monitoring of Their effectiveness.

Best Layouts for the reallocation of public space to the active transportation "Securisation the bike path and Rachel greening of the street" by the Department of Transportation of the City of Montreal, in the Plateau-Mont-Royal, Item Contributed to the solution to the problem of the safety of users of two-way cycle track and the greening of the medians.

Best furnishings for the safety of the MOST vulnerable people, "Extension of Baldwin Park by the elimination of the rue Marie-Anne Between Fullum and Chapleau" of the Plateau-Mont-Royal, Point-to-have Greatly Improved the safety children near a primary school while connecting two parts of the park.

Best Layouts for urban integration "Woonerf Saint-Pierre" in the Southwest borough, Point-to-have urban space devitalise Demonstrated That Could serve as a springboard to redevelop an area and green.

The selection committee WAS shaped Agency of Health and Social Services, the Association of Landscape Architects Quebec, the Quebec Association of Urban Design, the Urban Ecology Centre of Montreal, the Centre Urbanisation Culture and Society, the CMM, the CRE-Montreal, Equiterre IBI CHBA-Group, National Institute of Scientific Research, the Ministry of Transport Quebec, Safestreet Inc., the Company automobile insurance du Quebec, the Table de concertation snout of the island of Montreal, Quebec and Velo-city Living.

The competition has-been made possible thanks to the backing of the Metropolitan Community of Montreal and IBI-CHBA Group.

SOURCE: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGIONAL COUNCILS OF THE ENVIRONMENT OF QUEBEC

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