Montreal Is Transforming Verdun's Wellington Street Into Pedestrian-Only Walkway All Summer Long

The city's newest 'no-car zone'.
Montreal Is Transforming Verdun's Wellington Street Into Pedestrian-Only Walkway All Summer Long

We have some great news for those of you who are already looking forward to the summer (So yeah, pretty much everyone.)

Montreal has been experimenting with more "pedestrian streets" where they close off entire sections of certain areas and block access to cars, like they do on Sainte-Catherine street during festival season.

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The 2015 and 2016 projects were so successful, they managed to revitalize certain neighborhoods, which is why the city of Montreal wants to add 3 new pedestrians streets to the list this year.

The first will be a section of Wellington Street in Verdun, and it's probably the one we are most excited about considering how amazing their sidewalk sales are.

via @emiliejolie

There will be also be one on Roy Street in the Plateau, and one at the intersection of Saint-Ambroise and Atwater.

If these projects are successful, they will be given a second trial run the next year, and the best ones will be selected to become permanent pedestrians markets.

Some of the streets that were added to the list in 2015 will be made permanent starting this summer, including one on Stanislas Street in Saint-Laurent and one on Avenue Park Stanley in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

The temporary pedestrians streets will be open in summer 2017 and they will stay that way until October.

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