As of Monday January 22nd, a new reserved lane will be available on rue Jarry, between boulevard de l’Acadie and boulevard Pie-IX.
As of January 23, buses, taxis and bicycles will be able to travel in a new lane reserved for them on rue Jarry, in the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension.
This reserved lane covers four sections of the artery, namely that between boulevard de l’Acadie and avenue Querbes, that between avenue de l’Esplanade and boulevard Saint-Laurent, that between avenues Christophe-Colomb and De Lorimier as well as the one between rue D’Iberville and boulevard Pie-IX.
This lane will be for the exclusive use of buses, taxis and cyclists from Monday to Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. westbound, and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. eastbound.
According to the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), this route, with a total length of 3.5 kilometres, will allow more fluid travel for the various road users during peak hours on weekdays. It also estimates that the travel time for buses on the 193-Jarry line will be reduced as a result.
Parc-Extension has received a lot of attention in the past months starting with the traffic calming plan which is meant to protect citizens from drivers speeding in and out of Parc-Extension.