Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante has announced today that the city will soon begin work to completely revitalize rue Notre-Dame Est.\nThe plans include a boulevard with tons of green space, a pedestrian path and bike path and even a tramway-style train.\nTake a look at the future of Notre-Dame Est in the photos below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIt seems that Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante never sleeps. Yesterday, she announced that the city had acquired another 140 hectares (aka 192 soccer fields) of land in Pierrefonds-Roxborough as part of the Great Western Park. And today, according to the CBC, Plante is going to announce a new 10-year plan to redevelop rue Notre-Dame Est. The plan is to turn the oft-congested commuter route into a beautiful boulevard, complete with green spaces, a huge bike lane, pedestrian paths and even a tram-style train.\nWhile the full details have yet to be released, the photos below show just how beautiful the space will be if things go as planned.\nOf course, public transit is of utmost importance to Plante and Montrealers alike, so the news of a proposed tramway or light-rail transit, like the REM, is particularly exciting.\nThis development would completely change how Montrealers who live out in the Eastern borough would get to and from work in the city centre. Increased public transit would also mean big things for businesses in this area.\nThe plan also promises to open up access to the St-Lawrence, something that is sorely lacking in this sector of the riverside.\nLast year, Plante and Chantal Rouleau, who acts as Minister for Transport and Minister for Greater Montréal and the Montréal Region, announced the "Declaration to revitalize Montreal's East," which outlined a vision and a plan to focus their collective energy on bringing life back to this part of Montreal that holds "high development potential."\nNotre projet pour la rue Notre-Dame inclura un corridor de mobilité durable et privilégiera le transport collectif et un train léger de type tramway, en + de favoriser le verdissement, des trottoirs élargis, et la sécurité de tous les usagers de la route. (5/6) #polmtl pic.twitter.com/PDkVC8LcPo— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) December 13, 2019\nIn the original announcement, Plante and Rouleau spoke of "increased mobility, soil decontamination, economic development and improved quality of life for citizens," all of which seem to be present in this new project to overhaul the eastern stretch of Notre-Dame.\nCollectively, the government of Quebec, the city of Montreal and the ARTM (Regional Metropolitan Transportation Authority) are all working together to actualize this plan, of which a huge factor is public transportation.\nLe corridor Notre-Dame est l'élément clé de notre stratégie pour améliorer la mobilité et poursuivre la revitalisation économique du secteur, et c'est en travaillant ensemble que nous changerons profondément le visage de l'Est de Montréal, et ce, pour le mieux. (6/6) #polmtl pic.twitter.com/w6cU8MWuov— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) December 13, 2019\nNotre-Dame is a "strategic artery," and the hope is that this transformation into an urban boulevard will provide a "sustainable mobility corridor connecting the neighbourhoods from the tip of the island to the city centre."\n🥳🎂C’est un jour très spécial, c’est l’anniversaire de l’Est! J'aurai l'occasion de faire le point sur les actions posées par votre gouvernement dans la dernière année, en compagnie de @Val_Plante ce midi! #EnActionEstMtl #polqc #assnat pic.twitter.com/3FNUvmMPt9— Chantal Rouleau (@rouleauchantal) December 13, 2019\nChantal Rouleau spoke about the area last year when she and Plante came together to make this commitment to revitalize the eastern region of Montreal.\n"East Montreal has a clear potential for development. It is time that we take care, finally and very seriously, of this territory that has been too-long neglected.\nWith the City of Montreal and our other partners, we will tackle some serious problems. We will invest to advance structuring projects, including the revitalization of rue Notre-Dame and the decontamination of land."