By Kevin Woodhouse
For West Island commuters, morning and afternoon rush hour traffic congestion is a part of the regular ride to and from work every day but the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro wants to make it easier for motorists by authorizing the use of a reserved lane along Sources Boulevard between Gouin West and the city limits of Dollard des Ormeaux (DDO).
The reserved lane, scheduled for implementation next summer, will be for carpooling motorists, bus commuters and taxi users every workday from 6 to 9 a.m. in the southern direction and between 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the opposite side.
The borough noted, via press release, that the Société de Transport de Montréal “has signed agreements with the cities of DDO and Pointe Claire in order to implement reserved lanes on Sources” running between Hymus and St. Louis.
The goal of the reserved lane is to promote the use of public transportation and car pooling as a transportation alternative to lower the borough’s carbon footprint and hopefully reduce rush hour congestion.
“These new lanes will ensure a faster, more regular and punctual service,” explained Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Dimitros Jim Beis. “Our administration will spare no effort to provide our citizens with a high-quality public transit service.”