Pierrefonds mayor condemns car-free access road to future REM station

Pierrefonds—Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis was seething on Wednesday about a new plan to build a car-free access road to a future train station in Kirkland.

Beis was reacting to the announcement on Tuesday of a plan to build on undeveloped land that had been reserved by the province for decades as an extension to Highway 440 in Laval. Previously, the plan had been to build a boulevard to cut through Pierrefonds and Kirkland to offer motorists using St-Charles Blvd. an alternative route to Highway 40.

On Tuesday, the province announced that a road would be built, but it would be reserved exclusively for buses and bicycles connecting Antoine-Faucon St. at the border of Kirkland and Pierrefonds to the future station of the Réseau express métropolitain on the corner of Jean-Yves St. and Highway 40, next to Parc des Bénévoles and the Kirkland Colisée movie theatre. A plan for a 2,000-space…

Original published: 2018-07-11 21:15:55 Read the full Montreal News here

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