|ELABORATE MONTREAL NORTH GREEN CORRIDOR PLAN TO BE SHOWCASED|
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 – The City of Montreal borough of Montreal North has signed an important agreement with the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPI) and the English Montreal School Board on the implementation of an innovative Green Corridor project. This concerns the area between Pascal (north), Renoir (south), Rolland (east) and Laurier (west).
This is unique for the fact that in this small half a kilometre space are five schools, two parks, a cultural community centre/library, an arena and a public pool. Over 6,000 school children, parents and teachers pass through this area every day. The five schools are Gerald McShane Elementary and Lester B. Pearson High from the EMSB and École Secondaire Henri Bourassa, École Jules Verne Elementary and École Carignan. The details of the Green Corridor project will be showcased on Wednesday, October 5, ( 11 am to 1 pm), beginning in front of École Henri-Bourassa (6051 boulevard Maurice-Duplessis).
Over the next five years considerable efforts will be made in this busy area in order to create a pleasant living environment and make it an accessible, active and friendly atmosphere. With, the Green Corridor project, we will bring colour into the lives of thousands of school children, users and residents."
The agreement between the two school boards encompasses: being part of a roundtable discussion group with the borough; participating in the production and implementation of an integrated project portfolio; defining the needs for green space, development, mobility and mobilization; supporting the development of an educational program and environment of animation; collaborating with local organizations that might be involved in several aspects of this project; and to make a school travel plan.
"With the Green Corridor, we can create a more pleasant living space and more secure traffic circulation, says the president of the CSPI, Miville Boudreault. “We are very pleased to participate in this initiative of the borough. "
EMSB Chair Angela Mancini congratulated the borough for this impressive initiative. "The EMSB already has its own green plan and is ready to do everything it can to educate its students about the environment and to make them better citizens,” she said.
Interventions will include: planting trees and greenery, urban agriculture and the development of shaded areas; the layout of passages and other links between schools, public buildings and parks; studying the impact of traffic patterns; promoting Incentives to use public transportation; taking a closer look at how students get on and off school; buses; road markings; creation of a new urban footprint; and making the best use of public spaces.
Please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrxGR4Hj_OU&feature=youtu.be
Michael J. Cohen