Two of North America's largest railroads have prevented Montreal from electrifying the city's four commuter rail lines on tracks owned by freight rail. They claim that electrification would pose insurmountable structural problems for freight rail.
Sep 18, 2012 The Montreal Gazette
Old urbanism holds countless lessons on satisfying livability. Montréal shares some of its insights in this photo blog by Hazel Borys.
Aug 8, 2012 PlaceShakers
Phyllis Lambert and Dinu Bumbaru author an opinion piece for the <em>Montreal Gazette</em> decrying plans to demolish a block of historic buildings on St. Laurent Blvd that reflect a key moment in the development of the city.
Jun 7, 2012 Montreal Gazette
Angie Schmitt reports on the results of a new study tying low-income neighborhoods to much higher rates of pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist injuries.
Apr 25, 2012 Streetsblog D.C.
A group of McGill University planners have released a report on municipal funding highlighting untapped sources of revenue. The most glaring of them: fees levied on developers to pay for city services.
Dec 2, 2011 The Gazette
McGill University planning students have built a cake replica of the neighborhood surrounding the Vendome Metro station in order to get residents to discuss the impacts of the construction and opening of a nearby "superhospital."
Nov 23, 2011 CBC
Architects and urbanists gathered in the city Jane Jacobs made her home to ask, "What makes a beautiful city?"
Apr 22, 2011 Azure
BIXI, a bicycle-sharing program that first launched in Montreal, is due to launch in Toronto in May.
Mar 22, 2011 TheCityFix.com
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix.com explores why bikesharing systems in, like those in Denver, the Twin Cities, and Montreal go into hibernation over winter and re-emerge anew in springtime.
Dec 13, 2010 TheCityFix
Officials and thinkers from all over came together to brainstorm with Montrealers on how to go about reigning in decades of sprawl. A new Quebec law requires the city to come up with a land use plan by next year.
Dec 7, 2010 The Montreal Gazette