Montreal's easternmost borough looks to revitalize aging commercial strip
With its four lanes of traffic, bare cement median and generic lamp posts, Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard isn't much to look at, but that doesn't mean it's got nothing to offer, says the head of the new business association in Rivière-des-Prairies.
Le syndrome du Boulevard Tashereau: Les stationnements en avant, c'est terriblement laid. Faut avoir la vitrine prês du trottoir et le stationnement, si il y a, a l'arrière. Mais une fois que c'est déja construit, pas évident a changer.
Ah puis un peu de végétation sur le terre-plein ca ne pourrait pas nuire.
aboot fooking time.
un REV sur Maurice-Duplessis jusqu'à Larcordaire (genre) et un REV sur Lacordaire pour rejoindre la piste Rachel.
Step 1 is probably dropping minimum parking requirements for businesses on that street.step 2 is making it not a stroad Luke other comments have said.
But the people who actually live there would probably think we're bicycle communists who just hate cars and want to bankrupt small businesses.
The guy wants new signs and facades for the aging strip malls and probably a grass median so it looks nicer as they drive by.
Didn't Maurice Duplessis torture tens of thousands of Quebecois children and other innocent people?
How many other places in Montreal are named after the Grande Noirceur?