Comment 68751

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted August 31, 2011 at 08:17:53 in reply to Comment 68738

Montreal has both separated bike lanes and one-way streets. In fact, it has separated bike lanes on one-way streets.

What's different about the one-way streets in downtown Montreal - say, Maisonneuve - is that they are not the main commercial streets nor are they five-lane expressways.

What's the same about one-way streets in Montreal is that pedestrians seem to avoid them; certainly I'll usually go one block up to lively Sherbrooke or one block down to lively-if-seedy St. Catherine rather than walk along the relatively uninviting stretches of Maisonneuve.

One-way, high-speed, multilane expressways on our main business and social streets are what so many of us here decry; to sarcastically moan "but but but ... one-streets are evil" is either naive or just plain trollish.

Comment edited by moylek on 2011-08-31 08:20:14

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