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Supported a comment by Ludovic Matthews on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 5 months ago
Ludovic Matthews
Empirical data clearly states that the most effective way to increase public transit ridership and to move away from a car-centric ‘utopia’ is to generate pedestrian and active transportation friendly developments where users live, work and play. Why build 500 parking spaces with very limited revenue and little social benefit, when you could build 500 homes with families who live and can walk to all their necessities.

More importantly though, and as you say, its not up to CF to build what the CDPQ deemed to be non-viable, poor return on investment for the environment and curbing climate change while having a limited impact on significantly increasing ridership.

Further, imagine saving 20 min. of commute time using REM, to then losing 15 min trying to get out of a 500 parking lot structure at rush hour. ;)
Supported a comment by Ludovic Matthews on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 5 months ago
Ludovic Matthews
Empirical data clearly states that the most effective way to increase public transit ridership and to move away from a car-centric ‘utopia’ is to generate pedestrian and active transportation friendly developments where users live, work and play. Why build 500 parking spaces with very limited revenue and little social benefit, when you could build 500 homes with families who live and can walk to all their necessities.

More importantly though, and as you say, its not up to CF to build what the CDPQ deemed to be non-viable, poor return on investment for the environment and curbing climate change while having a limited impact on significantly increasing ridership.

Further, imagine saving 20 min. of commute time using REM, to then losing 15 min trying to get out of a 500 parking lot structure at rush hour. ;)
Commented on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 5 months ago
I hope the area would not have any roads for cars, and have bike lanes throughout it, and large sidewalks (that can fit emergency vehicles). This is an opportunity that can be one of the first fully car free areas in Montreal and would improve the area drastically. Also have bike lockers and other bike parking. If there are intersections for streets, having raised intersections, requiring vehicles to slow down would greatly protect people without unnecessary speed bumps in other areas. Also having a community square that can allow seasonal art installations could be nice.
Supported a comment by Sarah Gibson on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 5 months ago
Sarah Gibson
Grass, trees, benches, picnic tables, meandering paths
Supported a comment by Samanta P. on Parking Redevelopment CF Fairview Pointe Claire 5 months ago
Samanta P.
Thank you for your comments, Mr. De Castris. To be exact, we are not proposing condos. Here are some of the key features of this new community. At the heart of the project is the new 50,000 square foot outdoor plaza that is public and open to the entire community of Pointe-Claire, designed for active and passive use. The plaza is designed to host activities 12 months a year, such as farmer’s markets, exhibits by local artisans, concerts, movie nights, Christmas markets and more. It will also include a best-in-class seniors/active living residence with 435 apartments and well as 24 units for those who need elevated medical care in order to avoid having to go to a hospital. The residence will have a direct enclosed connection to the shopping centre, extensive amenities and is within steps of the outdoor plaza, which is accessible for those with reduced mobility. It also includes two residential rental buildings totaling 445 apartments. The buildings are located directly on the plaza and there will be a grocery store and cafés in the base of the buildings.