Montreal's summer pedestrian streets are a hit. So why don't we keep them going?
The last of the summer pedestrian streets reopened to cars last week, but as another season comes to a close, many in the city are wondering why it has to end at all.
Alain Starosta, the owner of Le Petit Italian restaurant and president of the Bernard St. Merchants' Association in Outremont, says, if anything, they'll probably shorten their pedestrian street next year.
"In October, if you have five days of rain … it's like a storage area in the street, everyone's tables are out and nothing's going on," he said. "It's just a nuisance."
damn, imagine squandering street space as a storage area...
Because it's freaking cold and no one wants to leisurely stroll while freezing own assets. Add to this snow, and it's easier to keep streets open for snow clearing.
... parce que le nombre de piéton s'effondre en hivers?