In a public meeting held yesterday at City Hall, the mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, and the members of City Council filed a policy to improve parking management in Pointe-Claire Village, benefitting commercial activity, residential life, and tourism.
“This policy is part of the Pointe-Claire Village Special Planning Program and its vision to make our Village a prime destination in the entire West Island where people can live, work, and enjoy themselves. It will allow us to improve our interventions in the Village for everyone’s benefit,” stated Mayor John Belvedere.
A specialized firm was authorized to complete a diagnosis of the current parking situation in order to analyze the rate of occupation, the number of spaces, demand, the quality of the facilities, signage, and the management framework. These data helped to identify issues that need to be addressed. A meeting with residents, a participative workshop, and an online poll allowed for more data to be collected and a better understanding of uses and needs.
The policy makes several recommendations, which include strictly applying parking time limits, redeveloping available parking on Lanthier Avenue, sharing parking spaces on private lots through agreements with the City, and installing directional signs.
The City will soon apply these recommendations, such as installing directional signs allowing road users to quickly locate parking lots and the number of available spaces.
“The goal of all these actions is to support economic vitality and a harmonious environment, and to improve the quality of life of Village residents,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.