April 19, 2019, 8am PDT
Following a fatal collision between a motorist and a competitive cyclist, Montreal tried closing a stretch of roadway through Mount Royal Park. The pilot encountered fierce opposition.
November 22, 2018, 7am PST
The city of Montreal will spend $123 million on the first phase of a project to revamp Ste-Catherine Street, removing 140 on-street parking locations in the process. More parking spots could follow.
August 29, 2018, 8am PDT
It was viewed as a "David vs. Goliath" pipeline fight: the city of South Portland, Maine against a pipeline company backed by Big Oil. The city had passed a zoning ordinance preventing the export of oil which would have impacted public health.
July 11, 2018, 6am PDT
A city known for relatively low rents is gaining an influx of market rate and luxury rental units.
March 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
The MR-63 subway car is being retired but, rather than send them to the junk yard, STM is sending them to artists and engineers to repurpose them and put them to work.
March 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Angus Shops development is a model of urban adaptive reuse, but the residents who moved in the the initial development don't want any more housing added to the neighborhood.
January 25, 2018, 9am PST
Canadian cities are expensive, but, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute in Toronto, they have room to spare for more housing .
November 13, 2017, 5am PST
Valérie Plante campaigned on a platform that included many improvements for transit riders and bikers.
September 20, 2017, 9am PDT
Montreal has a five-year plan to become an "international bike metropolis and cycling leader in North America."
August 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The government of Canada is scrambling to build a policy in response to growing numbers of asylum seekers crossing the border between the United States and Canada.
February 2, 2017, 7am PST
Taking the bus might not feel as comfortable as going by car, but according to this research from Montreal, it's safer.
October 11, 2016, 9am PDT
Concerned about the economic impacts of a four-year construction projects on the streets of Montreal, the city has solicited ideas for ways to keep people shopping.
July 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
An early approval from the Federal Railroad Administration has set the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative in motion.
Hartford Business Journal
July 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
File under "build it and they will come."
July 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
Montreal will include one less elevated highway—so long Bonaventure Expressway.
October 12, 2015, 7am PDT
The 82 municipalities that make up Greater Montreal are finally working together to forge a more sustainable, economically robust future.
August 19, 2015, 7am PDT
A subject sure to hit close home to many readers: the relationship between the modern concerns of parenting and expense urban living. In other words: how gentrification leads to helicopter parenting.
May 18, 2015, 5am PDT
A powerful realty group fears tolls will 'marginalize' downtown Montreal, so they propose a regional kilometer-traveled-fee to finance the new Champlain Bridge.
April 8, 2015, 7am PDT
Yonah Freemark examines U.S. subway systems and notes the lack of "open gangways" (i.e., the space between the cars). Only in the U.S. do doors separate cars. What gives?
February 8, 2015, 5am PST
Canadian cities are no strangers to rankings of the world's most functional, attractive cities. Even so, the mayors of Canada's 22 largest cities want national leaders in Ottawa to adopt an even more explicitly pro-urban national agenda.