Notre vision pour Montréal

An international city filled with human-scale neighbourhoods

Le Vrai changement pour Montréal proposals are articulated around three main axes:

  1. Public transportation
  2. Urban planning
  3. Social and economical development
Le transport collectif

Public transportation

Vrai changement pour Montréal wants to take actions regarding public transportation, while also taking action on several other points:

  • Mobility: by improving the efficiency, the extent and the comfort of public transportation, we make the rides are more flowing and pleasant, while reducing road congestion;
  • Economic development: to facilitate travelling between workplaces and living spaces, we want to reduce the time lost in metro breakdowns or in traffic jams. Optimizing the transportation system opens up access to under-served workplaces;
  • The environment: the decrease in our dependence on cars results in the adoption of collective modes of transport, which also results in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • The urban fabric: public transport integrates well into the structure of the city, and creates a convivial environment where it is good to walk.

The metro system in Montreal has not been extended since 1988, when the blue line was introduced. It is time to act with boldness to increase the implementation of public transport, whether in is within the metro network with the addition of stations on the blue and orange lines, the bus network, or by optimizing suburban trains and the REM (Réseau électrique métropolitain).

L'aménagement urbains

Urban planning

Vrai changement pour Montréal wants to prioritize, in all our urban planning decisions, not only the beauty and attractiveness, but also to put the human being at the very heart of the design.

Fortunately, some the past decisions have helped preserve and build some unique identifying places such as: Mount Royal Park, colleges and universities, Place des Arts, the Old Port, Espace pour la vie (the Botanical Garden, the Biodome and Planetarium) just to name a few.

But Montréal has also inherited a poorly maintained road network that is inadequately shared between motorists, pedestrians and cyclists: dangerous viaducts; railroads that intersect our residential neighbourhoods and an urban planning that extends to the suburbs by devouring what remains of our green spaces.

It is time to do an overall analysis of these elements and to bring real solutions to them:

  • The densification of urban buildings around transport hubs and re-densification of neighbourhoods spread to make these neighbourhoods friendly and accessible;
  • Protecting green spaces to make it more equitable and safe for all users, while maintaining a smooth flow of traffic;
  • The redevelopment of our streets with the reduction of our dependence to the automobile, which would results in the adoption of collective modes of transportation and in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • The diversity of neighbourhoods to integrate commercial elements - offices - residences - affordable housing and equipment (libraries, parks, schools, etc.);
  • The accessibility and safety of all the citizens in our beautiful city , that is also pleasant to frequent and to live in.
Le développement social et économique

Social and economical development

Montreal suffers from a self-perception that is not up to its potential. Vrai changement pour Montréal wants to put forward the assets of our city: a city of knowledge, that is creative, inclusive and innovative; a city moving towards the future.

Montreal is the place in America where the French fact is juxtaposed with the Canadian and North American identity, and this is an asset: Montreal an important crossroads, which represents the Europe of the Americans and the America of the Europeans! Montreal has a unique cachet and spirit that attracts tourists, students and investors from all around the world. Montreal is an example of living together.

The vision of Vrai changement pour Montréal is the one of a prosperous and balanced city that benefits all its residents.

Montreal must do more to encourage the retention of talents, in our institutions of knowledge, to foster and integrate the talents of those who choose Montreal to establish themselves.