- 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.