Montreal says it will spend tens of millions of dollars to make Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd. safer and more welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists.

On the agenda for the May 15, 2023 city council meeting is a bylaw authorizing a loan of $45 million “to finance professional services relating to the design of plans and specifications as well as work for the redevelopment project of Camillien-Houde Way and Remembrance Rd.”

The city has been talking about remaking the two roads, with bisect Mount Royal, since 2017, when cyclist Clément Ouimet was killed on the Camillien-Houde by a driver making a u‑turn.

“The goal is to make (Camillien-Houde/Remembrance) a welcoming, safe and friendly promenade that fits harmoniously into Mount Royal Park,” Sophie Mauzerolle, Montreal executive committee member responsible for transportation and mobility, told TVA this week.

She said the city is still analyzing scenarios and will announce details by the end of the year.

Montreal has already announced that it plans to eliminate 40 per cent of the 725 parking spots — 290 spaces in all — in the lot adjacent to Smith House in 2024, with the land turned into a green space.

The work is expected to be carried out in three phases: 1) Remembrance Rd., near the Beaver Lake parking lot; 2) Camillien-Houde; and 3) the intersection of Camillien-Houde and Mont-Royal Ave.

The project is expected to cost about $90 million.

Work is already underway to revamp the section of Remembrance that runs between Côte-des-Neiges Rd. and Beaver Lake:

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