Canada: New Bus Lanes to Be Commissioned in Montréal

The City of Montréal and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) have confirmed plans to commission new dedicated bus lanes in Montréal this year.

As part of STM’s programme to deliver bus priority measures (BPM), new reserved lanes will be introduced on Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc, two sections of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Provost Street and Sherbrooke Street West.

Montréal Bus Lanes
Dedicated lanes allow buses to avoid traffic and congestion in order to offer a faster and more regular service

The new lanes on Sherbrooke West, Saint-Laurent and Provost will also accommodate cyclists.

Éric Alan Caldwell, Chair of the STM Board of Directors said:

“Following the adoption of our annual program of bus priority measures in 2023, I am pleased that four new reserved lanes have been confirmed on Saint-Laurent, Provost, Côte-Saint-Luc and Sherbrooke Street West, respectively, in Notre-Dame-Grâce.

“I would like to remind everyone that these initiatives serve to improve the performance of our bus network by providing it with dedicated infrastructures and an enhanced customer experience. Adding reserved lanes on these streets for buses and certain other modes of transportation, such as bicycles and taxis, will contribute to smoother traffic and more punctual buses.”

Montréal is already known as the city with the highest number of kilometres of dedicated bus lanes in North America.

Once the new lanes are commissioned later in 2023, it will have over 300 kilometres of reserved lanes, benefitting nearly 20,000 public transit trips each day.

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