4704RE: [carfree_cities] RE: Plateau Mont-Royal
- May 7, 2002Louis-Luc replied:
From the map links you provided, it's evident that this is a larger
area than I had realized--it encompasses half a dozen metro stops.
>> Perhaps, although these tunnels, if they are to be equipped with stores,Problem is you have to dig the tunnels on the basis of stores or no stores.
>> require a lot of foot traffic to support. I'm not saying that enough
>> foot traffic wouldn't be available, but it has to be considered.
>Ah. I thought more about bare tunnels first, then with time spaces along
>could be rented for stores where there is enough foot traffic. Two sources
>of revenus (with taxes) to the city Council: one at surface, and one
>Yes, it often windy, sometimes the temperature gets to -20 or colder, butIt would depend on circumstances. Perhaps yes.
>the occurence have been more scarce in the past few years. 10 minutes is my
>walk for home to train, but I know not everyone is willing to do this in bad
>weather. So we still have the tram/bus solution for these cases, with heated
>> This is a really tough issue, in fact. It will be almost impossibleAngle parking is the worst for cyclists, as they are invisible to
>> to see the carfree plan if you FORCE everybody to give up the car.
>No. I meant there car parking for residents and visitors. I envisioned
>turning a 6-fast-lane artery into, maybe 1 lane in each direction, and
>perpendicular parkings on each side (twice more parking than "standard"
>parallel street parking). I don't know if it's a good idea, as there might
>be some conflicts between traffic on the lane and people getting in or out a
cars backing out.
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