Created in June 2011, Mobility Montréal brings together decision-makers and the main stakeholders involved in transportation in the Montréal region.
Its objective is to facilitate travel for road users in the Montréal region.
Mobility Montréal Partners
Facilitate travel for road users
In order to facilitate travel by road users, Mobility Montréal partners coordinate the roadwork projects they have planned on the municipal,
provincial and federal networks. Coordinating worksites allows them, in particular:
Example of coordination between partners:
- to postpone, bring forward or adjust work schedules
- to close two road axes simultaneously
- to limit the impact of worksites on traffic patterns during rush hours by maximizing night-time or weekend work.
Fall 2012 – The MTQ simultaneously closed the A-20/A-25/R-132 interchange and the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel in the direction of Montréal during a weekend.
The STM increased service on the yellow line during the weekend that work took place.
The Ville de Longueuil made 550 parking spaces available free-of-charge in proximity to the métro station throughout the entire weekend.
In addition to coordinating work projects, Mobility Montréal partners develop attenuation methods to limit the impact of their worksites on traffic:
- bypass lanes
- an increase in the availability of mass transit
- increased capacity on trains
- implementation of reserved lanes
- addition of park-and-ride lots
- one month free of charge upon the purchase of an initial annual subscription to mass transit.
$26.5 M invested in public transportation in 2013
$13.3 MILLIONS IN NEW MEASURES
1. A call to use public transport
2. Addition of reserved lanes for public transport
- Trial offer for car drivers (valid on registration for 10 public transport single fares)
- One month free of charge upon purchase of an initial annual subscription to public transport at regular price
- Monthly discount for subscribers to OPUS+ Enterprise and OPUS & Cie
- One month free of charge to subscribers who subscribe a member of their family or a friend
- Annual subscription for 2014 at 2013 prices to current holders of an annual subscription
- 20% discount offered to young people who are no longer eligible for reduced rates (STM) and this since less than 6 months
- Offer of a BIXI key and a free trial to subscribers
- Two free public transport fares within the context of En ville sans ma voiture
3. Addition of 840 spaces in park-and-ride lots
- Development on Côte-Saint-Luc Road west of Décarie Boulevard
- Extension of 1.5 km on the shoulder of Highway 440 from Montée Saint-François (in Laval) to Pie-IX Boulevard (in Montréal) (AMT)
4. Improvement in availability of bus services
- 230 spaces in Sainte-Julie, including 110 spaces in January (AMT)
- 160 spaces in La Prairie (AMT)
- 100 spaces at the Blainville station (AMT)
- 100 spaces at the Saint-Jérôme station (AMT)
- 80 spaces in Terrebonne (AMT)
- 70 spaces in Pierrefonds (STM)
- 50 spaces for carpooling in Mirabel (near Highway 15)
- 50 spaces in Chambly (AMT)
- Improvement of the carpooling program at the Panama and Chevrier terminals (AMT)
5. Active Transport
- Addition of bus feeder service at the Candiac station (AMT and CIT)
- Development of bus access at the Vaudreuil station (AMT)
- Improvement of bus access at the Radisson terminal (AMT and CIT)
- Additional service on the yellow line to the Longueil métro (STM)
- 112 covered spaces and 52 bicycle stands
- Development of a bicycle station at the Lionel-Groulx métro
$13.2 MILLION TO RENEW THE 2011-2012 MEASURES
1. Several measures that showed they were efficient or that are still linked to active worksites will be renewed for 2013
- Maintenance of 6 additional train departures on the Candiac line
- Bus route 439 on Pie-IX Boulevard between avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue (in Montréal) and Saint-Martin Boulevard (in Laval)
- Additional service on STL bus lines 904, 925, 52 and 252
- STM express bus lines put into service: 405 Bord-du-Lac, 425 Anse-à-l’Orme, 485 Antoine-Faucon and 475 Dollard-des-Ormeaux
MEASURES IMPLEMENTED BY MOBILITY MONTRÉAL PARTNERS
Since June 2011, the MTQ and its partners have implemented several measures to reduce the impact of congestion caused by worksites in the Montréal region.
These measures have:
- added close to 2,400 spaces in the parking lots of train and bus stations
- added more than 70 km of lanes reserved for mass transit
- added more than 25,000 places per day in the bus networks
- added 3,600 places per rush hour in the métro
- purchased 50 buses distributed between the RTL (10), the STL (8) and the STM (32)