Mom requires elevated security measures at Vaudreuil-Dorion crosswalk – Montreal |

Mother calls for increased safety measures at Vaudreuil-Dorion crosswalk - Montreal |

2021-07-21 22:32:34

After quite a lot of shut calls crossing the road with youngsters, a mom is asking for improved visitors measures at a Vaudreuil-Dorion intersection.

Nancy Cote and her two boys declare to have almost been struck by automobiles whereas utilizing the crossing between the corners of Cité-des-Jeunes Boulevard and Jean-Béliveau Road.

“The vehicles are going so quick that they needed to screech to a cease. Drivers are honking on the youngsters they usually almost simply acquired hit,” Cote stated.

Cote stated it’s gotten so harmful that she bodily blocks oncoming visitors together with her automobiles so her two sons can bike throughout safely.

“It’s extraordinarily busy within the morning and afternoon to permit the youngsters to cross — to not point out all of the pedestrians in the course of the day,” Cote stated.

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The favored boulevard is a fundamental thoroughfare for the off-island metropolis and can also be an offshoot for visitors from Freeway 30.

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In line with a week-long visitors research carried out by the town on common,  4,770 automobiles cross the intersection each day.

The vast majority of drivers, 85 per cent, are driving 11 km/h over the 50 km/h pace restrict.

With that information, the town has applied a full gamut of visitors claiming measures within the space.

Warning lights flash when pedestrians cross the brilliant yellow painted strains. Indicators warning drivers of attainable infractions are positioned on the intersection.

Florescent orange flags for pedestrians to hold whereas strolling are additionally made accessible.

“We make investments time, we make investments cash,” Vaudreuil Mayor Man Pilon stated.

Pilon admits seeing it along with his personal eyes: the realm is a matter as drivers are inclined to not respect the highway indicators.

“I don’t know why however individuals don’t acknowledge the strains and the indicators,” Pilon stated.

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Cote stated that regardless of all of the visitors claiming measures, the boulevard remains to be a hazard and must be made safer.

She stated she believes a cease signal is required on the nook as the encircling residential space continues to flourish with new houses sprouting up.

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Pilon stated the town is wanting into the matter however burdened {that a} cease signal could also be a problem on visitors and faculty bus routes.

“At round rush hour, it would block all the way in which to Emile Bouchard Road so it would make one other downside — a much bigger downside,” Pilon stated.

“We’re simply asking individuals to respect the signal.”

Pilon stated a visitors gentle could also be positioned on the nook as soon as the scheduled highway work increasing Cite-des Jeunes is full by a while in 2024.

Till then, the Surete du Quebec might be finding out the intersection’s visitors circulation throughout peak morning and afternoon hours.

The town stated it would use that information to discover a attainable answer for early September.

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