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  • For example, in the area of public transportation, the investments required for replacing the fixed infrastructure and metro cars and for renewing the bus fleet of the Société de transport de Montréal are part of this priority. In addition, the extension of metro lines 2 and 5, to the Bois-Franc station and the Borough of Anjou respectively, clearly have a determinant role to play in supporting development, intensifying urban activities and increasing the use of public transportation.
  • With respect to the road network, the primary aim of the projects announced by the Plan is to consolidate the existing employment and residential areas, while providing efficient roads for passenger and freight transportation. Some of these projects should be singled out, such as the design and construction of an urban boulevard in the Notre-Dame East corridor, including the extension of Assomption, which is aimed at improving access to the port and industrial areas of East End Montréal and at revitalizing the areas along this major corridor. In addition, new links to be built in the Cavendish corridor, in the areas of the Hippodrome and the Cité scientifique, would connect these areas and provide an efficient (and currently non-existent) link in this central part of the island. New links in the western part of the island will also connect the employment areas and improve access to the main transportation infrastructure from the residential areas. The projects in question are the extension of Pierrefonds to Morgan and the construction of an urban road link in the Autoroute 440 corridor (between Gouin West and Autoroute 40).
  • The highway infrastructure projects also play an important role in consolidating access to the main employment areas. This is the case for the Métropolitaine, whose reconditioning and optimization are essential to the economic development of Montréal. The redevelopment of the Dorval interchange and the conversion of the Autoroute Bonaventure to an urban boulevard will make it possible to redevelop these sites and to enhance the image of two major City gateways.

Finally, other structuring capital projects, such as the protection and enhancement of the ten ecoterritories, are designed to improve the urban environment and the quality of life of Montrealers. These projects aim to conserve and improve the existing natural areas in Montréal, which is already largely urbanized. The favoured approach relies on integrating natural elements into development projects, in collaboration with stakeholders.