Westmount EcoSquad Sustainability Workshop June 17th

The Westmount EcoSquad, together with the Westmount Municipal Association, CURA and the Healthy City Project, invite you to the EcoSquad Sustainability Workshop on June 17th!

The event brings together professionals, community members, and sustainability champions to help you reduce your environmental footprint and improve the quality of your home, your health, and your community.

The workshop is free . . . → Read More: Westmount EcoSquad Sustainability Workshop June 17th

WMA Feedback on the Genivar Master Traffic and Active Transportation Plan

The WMA created a taskforce to critique the Genivar Master Traffic and Active Transportation Plan. Here is our report:

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Westmount Traffic Calming Guide

The original PDF can be downloaded here: http://www.westmount.org/pdf_files/TrafficCalmingGuide_feb2013.pdf

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Results of the Master Traffic Plan Poll

Results of the WMA Master Traffic Plan Poll

Improve conditions for walking 14.38%
Improve conditions for cycling 10%
Enhance public transportation to provide an alternative to car ownership 10%
Reduce traffic volume on all streets 9.38%
Reduce congestion and delays for vehicular traffic 8.75%
Minimize impact of external projects (e.g. Turcot, MUHC) 8.75%
Make it more difficult for traffic to transit through Westmount . . . → Read More: Results of the Master Traffic Plan Poll

Public Information Session concerning the new by-law on waste

Public Information Session concerning the new by-law on waste
December 01, 2011 – 7 PM
Victoria Hall
Have your say: Public Information Meeting on the draft Garbage Management By-Law

Westmount residents are invited to attend a public information session concerning the proposed new by-law on waste. The object of the new by-law is to replace the existing Garbage By-Law No. . . . → Read More: Public Information Session concerning the new by-law on waste

Winter Bikepath 2011-2012

It was announced at the Council meeting on Monday 7th November that the Westmount section of the de Maisonneuve bikepath will be kept open during the winter 2011-2012 season. However, the path will be closed for

Snow removal operations
Locally around construction sites where necessary

As for the projected cost of keeping the path open, as there is no . . . → Read More: Winter Bikepath 2011-2012

Keep Westmount Bikepath in Operation – an Open Letter

The Westmount Municipal Association requests that the Westmount portion of the de Maisonneuve bikepath be kept open for the five months of winter from November 2011 until April 2012.

The WMA strongly supported keeping the bikepath in operation during the period from November 2010 until April 2011 since this helps implement the objective to reduce vehicular traffic . . . → Read More: Keep Westmount Bikepath in Operation – an Open Letter

Master Traffic Plan presentation to Genivar Consultants

Following the WMA intervention at the August 1st 2011 Council meeting, the Administrative Traffic Committee, under the direction of Duncan Campbell (from the City administration) and Councillor Gary Ikeman, granted the WMA a chance to meet with Eric Peissel and Paul Tétreault of Genivar to present our input into the process of creating the Master Traffic . . . → Read More: Master Traffic Plan presentation to Genivar Consultants

Bixi arrives in Westmount

Mayor Trent embarks on a Bixi journey

WMA president, Jean Pierre Picard, was at the inauguration of the first Bixi station in Westmount, opened Monday 9th May at the corner of Greene and de Maisonneuve.

Mayor Peter Trent officially launched the installation, together with city councillors Gary Ikeman, Theodora Samiotis and Cynthia Lulham (of the ad hoc . . . → Read More: Bixi arrives in Westmount

Sustainability Guidelines Questions to PAC

A letter from Jerry Miller to Joanne Poirier, Director of Urban Planning

February 9, 2011

Joanne Poirier
Director of Urban Planning
City of Westmount

Subject: SUSTAINABILITY-Guidelines

Dear Joanne,

I am following up on your request to me to send you a written statement of my comments at your recent sustainability presentation. I commend you and PAC for your good work.

I began with the . . . → Read More: Sustainability Guidelines Questions to PAC