Interim cyclist safety measures coming to Mount Royal road
The City of Montreal is going ahead with provisional safety measures for cyclists on Mount Royal.
The move follows the death of 18-year-old cyclist Clément Ouimet on a stretch of Camillien-Houde Way last week after he collided with an SUV that was making an illegal U-turn.
Ouimet was descending on a curve just beyond the lookout on Camillien-Houde when the collision occurred.
The measures, which are to be in place by Oct. 20, include:
- Extending a central concrete median by an extra 30 metres after the lookout.
- The placement of new signs at numerous locations along Camillien-Houde Way indicating that U-turns are forbidden.
- The installation of a digital speed indicator at the end of the curve.
- Information panels at the bottom and top of Camillien-Houde Way reminding drivers that U-turns are forbidden on the mountain.
The measures were announced Wednesday evening in a news release.
‘A question of public security,’ says Denis Coderre
Denis Coderre, who is currently campaigning for re-election as mayor, said the new measures are meant to reduce speed on the curve and improve the field of vision and ability of cyclists to manoeuvre as they come out of it.
“We count on everyone’s collaboration,” Coderre said. “It’s a question of public security.”