Friday, October 28, 2011
Westmount's newest diabolical scheme to keep riff-raff out
Much hilarity nowadays on Landsdowne below the Glen as cars are now forced to wait through several traffic cycles due to the fact that a large portion of the roadway has been recently devoted to cyclists and parking. Mayor Peter Trent wants to inconvenience cars around there because he feels that Westmount has become a "traffic sewer." As you can see, there is a line on the left which is given over to the cyclists barreling downhill. That one seems sufficient. But on the right there is now an additional eight-or-so feet. A councillor named Gary Ikeman told me later that one of those lanes is actually meant for parking. Wesmount was pressured to provide the bike path by the City of Montreal who sought to connect the de Maisonneuve and Lachine Canal bike paths. Westmount has some studies online concerning their own bike paths but nobody knows how many people use this particular path.