You can request a traffic review be conducted by the Town should there be concerns about speeding or other traffic problems on your neighbourhood street. A traffic review analyses the situation on your street to determine if traffic calming is necessary, and if so, which specific measure(s) would be the most appropriate. All traffic-calming requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. Residents who wish to have traffic reviewed on their street should submit a written request to the Public Security Department, which will determine whether a traffic calming review process will be initiated. 

A traffic review consists of the following steps:

For speeding

Using an unobtrusive tracking device, traffic speeds would be measured for a complete week (7 days). Should 85% of drivers exceed the speed limit by 10 km/hr, a traffic-calming measure is considered.


For excessive cut-through traffic

Using an unobtrusive tracking device, traffic volume would be measured for a complete week (7 days). Should the street be used by more than 1,000 cars during a 24-hour period, a traffic-calming measure is considered.

If the installation of a traffic-calming device is warranted, the request will be reviewed by the Montreal West Traffic and Safety Committee (TASC). TASC will determine the appropriate traffic-calming measure by taking into account the length of the block, considerations for public transit and emergency services, and the presence of existing municipal and private infrastructure (manhole covers, storm drains, driveways, etc.); it then makes a recommendation to Council.

Once the appropriate traffic-calming measure is determined and approved by Council, the residents on the street will receive a letter describing the measure and its proposed location. The residents can sign the letter indicating their approval or disapproval of the proposed measure. The approval by simple majority of residents living on the affected block will be required to implement the measure(s). Note: only one vote per residence will be considered.

This policy applies to residential streets whose original function was to provide access to the residents living on that street. It is not intended for streets that serve as collectors or arterials. Requests for traffic-calming measures on these types of streets will be reviewed on an individual basis.

You can also submit a traffic complaint to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).