In December 2012, the City of Châteauguay adopted a three-year investment plan that included repairs to the underground infrastructure on Parkview Street between Saint-Joseph Boulevard and Route 132. Concurrent with these, the city planned to redevelop the street.
The case study conducted was one of fourteen studies included in Montreal Urban Ecology Centre’s report analyzing Complete Street transformations across the province of Quebec.
- Street Category: Local street
- Project length: 800 m
- Total cost: $1.9 M
- Cost per km: $2.4 M
- Year of implementation: 2015
Photo: Google Street View
Photo: City of Châteauguay
In December 2012, the City of Châteauguay adopted a three-year investment plan that included repairs to the underground infrastructure on Parkview Street between Saint-Joseph Boulevard and Route 132. Concurrent with these, the city planned to redevelop the street. The project was implemented in three stages, with the aim of ensuring greater safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The project was aligned with Châteauguay’s Plan de mobilité active et durable, which identifies the need for a cycling path on Parkview Street providing access to des Acadiens Park.
The sidewalk was rebuilt on the north side for the entire length of the project. On certain portions, the sidewalks were widened on both sides of the roadway. Curb extensions at the intersections have shortened crossing distances and enhanced pedestrian safety. At intersections, the sidewalks are level with the pavement, in accordance with universal accessibility standards.
One-way cycling lanes were installed on either side of the roadway. One is raised and the other is level with the roadway – except at either end of the project, where it is raised, alongside a row of houses. The aim was to extend the pre-existing cycling network on Saint-Joseph Boulevard.
The #21 and #32 EXO bus lines have continued to service this roadway since the redevelopment. Some bus shelters were moved to enhance their accessibility, comfort and safety.
The city installed raised intersections and reduced the width of the roadway devoted to vehicles from 11 m to 9.5 m along most of the street to reduce vehicle speeds.
Landscaping and furniture
The project included the addition of paving stone around some bus shelters and in curb extensions. In summer, the addition of new planter boxes results in more greening.
Cross section, corner of Saint-Ferdinand Street
Total pavement: +/- 10 metres