Climate march: plan your route!
September 26th, 2019 News
The Climate march, which will take place this Friday, September 27, starting at noon, will make travel in Montreal particularly difficult. More than 150 000 people are expected.
The march will have an impact on the following MUHC sites, with limited access for staff, visitors and patients:
- Montreal General Hospital
- Montreal Neurological Hospital
- Limited access to for stroke; the CHUM will be favoured for these cases
- Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal Children's Hospital
Furthermore, the march will lead to:
- Many complete closures on the local network in Montreal;
- Complete closures of the Robert-Bourassa Boulevard and Bonaventure Expressway axis in both directions, as well as its access from Highway 720;
- Two open lanes on the Victoria Bridge towards the South Shore; no open lanes towards Montreal;
- Cancellation or re-routing of nearly 50 bus routes of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and Exo;
- A strong increase in anticipated ridership on the orange, green and yellow lines of the Montréal metro;
- High traffic during the afternoon rush hour, especially for users wishing to travel to the South Shore.
We recommend that you plan your trips accordingly.
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