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  • Kate 21:29 on 2024-05-25 Permalink | Reply  

    Videos have been posted of people sitting at the back end controls of metro cars after breaking into the control cabin. Normally there’s only one operator, at the front end, and the back end controls are nonfunctional, but nobody wants a Tiktok fiend anywhere near the controls of a running metro train.

    • Ian 08:33 on 2024-05-27 Permalink

      I’m more shocked it’s that easy to break into.

  • Kate 21:10 on 2024-05-25 Permalink  

    The nature of university property is one of the factors in play as encampments continue both at McGill and UQAM. Frédéric Bérard is quoted here: “while a campus belongs to a university, it shouldn’t be understood in the way a private residence belongs to an individual.”

    • Kate 11:51 on 2024-05-25 Permalink | Reply  

      The city is finding ways to get around boroughs that are refusing to issue permits for construction of blue line stations. In some ways, St‑Léonard and Anjou still want to act like separate towns, although why they’d want to block a metro extension that can only benefit them is not explained here.

      • Kate 11:31 on 2024-05-25 Permalink | Reply  

        QMI looks into ticket traps, naming the ten worst and telling us police have closed a prolific site at the approach to the Jacques‑Cartier bridge.

        Also, the reduction of the speed limit to 30 km/h in several spots has been a fertile generator of tickets for police. Check the phrasing “Les élus de l’équipe de Valérie Plante ont diminué la limite de vitesse…” – yes, she’s protecting pedestrians, but at what cost?

        • Nicholas 12:12 on 2024-05-25 Permalink

          Honestly, the listicle was surprisingly good, especially for Quebecor. They point out these intersections were ones with high crashes, dangerous illegal turns, in school zones. Most were not even speeding. I also like how they note once a bike lane went in on Bourbonnière, which narrowed the street, speeding significantly reduced. We know the solutions.

        • Blork 16:22 on 2024-05-25 Permalink

          Yeah, there are better ways to slow and calm traffic than setting up traps, but those all require time and money resources, whereas traffic traps generate revenue, so guess who wins?

        • Blork 16:31 on 2024-05-25 Permalink

          Incidentally, I got busted for speeding in a 30 zone over here in Longueuil a couple of years ago. They had changed one block of a nearby street from 50 to 30 without telling anyone. They did change the sign in the middle of the (long) block but when you’ve been seeing a sign that says 50 for a decade and then one day it says 30 you don’t notice the change.

          Ironically, I made a left turn into a school zone where I know the limit is 30 and slowed down accordingly. What a surprise when I saw the cop lights flashing in my rear-view mirror. I told the cop I was doing less than 30 and he said yeah, but you were doing 42 around the corner. I replied “but that’s a 50 zone!” and he said “not anymore.”

        • steph 21:20 on 2024-05-26 Permalink

          Are you talking about Fernand-Lafontaine? Because I swear I thought I was having a twilight zone moment there as well. I only noticed because I noticed the cop giving someone else a ticket.

        • Blork 09:07 on 2024-05-27 Permalink

          No, it was Adoncour, between Curé-Poirier and Ch. du Lac.

      • Kate 10:54 on 2024-05-25 Permalink | Reply  

        In a theme that’s been repeated over years, the CSSDM has issued eviction orders to 13 community groups using a disused school building, this time in Ahuntsic.

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