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La Presse  announced the verdict passed down by the BAPE.  In an article Denis Lessard gives his account of the events surrounding the project’s opposition and worries about the cost of the project.

The BAPE’s critical position with regard to the province’s lack of regard for local concerns will be received with a sigh of relief by those who opposed the project.  The province goes back to the drawing board now and it is predicted that this will delay the project for a year or more.

This is gives mayor Tremblay and other political leaders a chance to get ahead of the horse to properly bring Montreal’s plan de transport to the table.  “…now would be a good time for the experts to call for a comité de gouvernance du réseau routier et d’infrastructure transport, that brings together public health dept, community reps, STM, CN, MTQ,…” Jody Negley

Henry Aubin reviews Montréal at the Crossroads, a collection of papers on the Turcot, urban highways and the environment, in a recent article in the Montreal Gazette.



A 33 page .pdf of answers to good questions

A 33 page .pdf of answers to good questions

Transport Quebec has published their responses to a wide range of questions bubmetted at the BAPE‘s first phase (Available in French only)

Click here for English version

Porte Parole, a media savvy group specializing in documentaries and virtual environments, presents Sexy Béton a piece in five parts exploring the nature and value of our concrete infrastructure.  Above is this group’s very sexy teaser describing the de la Concorde collapse, one of the impelling forces behind the Turcot rebuild.

The question period, first phase in the calendar of the Bureau d’audience publique sur l’environnment (BAPE) process, got kicked off last night.

All participants  who submitted a request for BAPE hearings were allowed to read their requests to the room (BAPE officials, MTQ officials, and the public assembly) before specific questions were handled.  Some of the requests were very eloquent and well delivered. This process seems to be getting many of the concerns into the ears of the Developer and the BAPE committee.

Questions continue:

today Tuesday, May 12 ’09 and tomorrow Wednesday May 13 ’09

starting at 1:00pm and continuing into the evening

CRCS St. Zotique 75 Sir George Etienne Cartier  St-Henri

See the BAPE Page for more info.

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BAPE (Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement): The process for public consultation on the findings of the MTQ’s Environmental impact assessment, the last official chance for public contribution and criticism of the project, is well under way.

Dates:

Question period begins/La période de question commence:

Monday May 11th @ 19 h. , 7:00 pm

CRCS St. Zotique 75 Sir George Etienne Cartier  St-Henri

Deadline to register to submit a brief: May 22, 2009

Deadline for submitting a brief: June 11, 2009

Public hearings start: June 15, 2009.

Info in English on BAPE:

http://www.bape.gouv.qc.ca/sections/english/

To register to submit a brief e-mail:

complexe-turcot@bape.gouv.qc.ca

Details (French only): http://tinyurl.com/cb3qlm