Montreal is the most populated municipality in Quebec and Canada’s second largest city. Complete Streets are referred to as “Rues Conviviales” in Québec.
Montreal’s 2008 Réinventer Montréal Plan de transport refers to building streets “plus conviviales,” or more friendly, which is the French term for Complete Streets. “Dans le contexte d’un accroissement anticipé du nombre de cyclistes et de piétons, il est essentiel de travailler à rendre les rues plus accueillantes et plus conviviales, où chaque utilisateur pourra effectuer ses déplacements de façon sécuritaire”
The City of Montreal’s 2013 “Quartiers Verts: Guide d’aménagement durable des rues de Montréal” includes numerous references to “Rues Conviviales” (Complete Streets). The guide is intended as a resource for neighbourhoods to use in transitioning to a sustainable public realm and to serve as a means of standardizing Complete Streets designs in Montreal (p. VI).
The guide promotes Complete Streets as a means of ensuring streets are designed with all users and modes in mind, with a particular emphasis on accommodating seniors, children and disabled people, and that street design promotes cycling, walking and transit use. The guide includes a wide variety of Complete Streets examples, neighbourhood maps, and design strategies for traffic calming, street greening, and prioritizing walking, cycling and transit.