Cohabitation among motorists, pedestrians and riders
New speed limits and speed-reduction measures in effect in Saint-Lazare
Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - Following traffic analysis carried out by the Town and requests formulated by residents, new speed limits and speed-reduction measures are now in effect in certain sectors. These measures have been implemented in an effort to increase safety and foster cohabitation among motorists, pedestrians and riders.
As such, speed limits on :
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- Montée Harwood will drop from 70 km/h to 50 km/h
- On Chemin Sainte-Angélique :
- between Rue des Cèdres and Chemin Chevrier, will drop from 50 km/h to 40 km/h
- between Rue du Grand-Pré and Rue Champêtre, will drop from 70 km/h to 50 km/h.
The speed limit has been established at 40 km/h
on the following streets:
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- De la Chouette
- De la Gerbière
- De la Toundra
- Des Tourterelles
- Place de la Clairière
Signage and additional bollards have been installed at recreational trail crossings, on Montée Poirier
, along La Pinière.
Birchwood Elementary sector: now secured as a School Zone
Motorists will also have to use extra caution in the Birchwood Elementary school zone.
Du Bosquet, du Grand-Pré (up to the dead end on De la Prairie) and Quatres-Saisons (between Du Grand-Pré and up to the dead end on Jolicoeur Street) are now included as part of the school zone where the speed limit is set at 30 km/h.
These changes, approved by the Ministère des Transports du Québec, are set out in By-law 1050, adopted by resolution on October 9, 2018.
Installation of 3 new Kali-Flash systems at crosswalks
Priority granted to pedestrians from the moment they indicate their intention to cross
SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Mayor of Saint-Lazare, Robert Grimaudo, accompanied by members of the municipal council, inaugurated one of the three new Kali-Flash type devices that will provide added safety at crosswalks on the Town’s busiest streets.
The mayor and consellors test the new Kali-Flash recently installed in the crossbar situated in front of the city hall.
These three new devices serve to complement the ones installed in 2017, which means Saint-Lazare now has a total of 6 Kali-Flash devices in key sectors of the town. The new systems are located at the intersection of Daniel / Des Cèdres / Saint-Angélique, at the corner of Bédard / Des Véroniques and in front of Town Hall at the corner of Saint Jean Baptiste and Sainte-Angélique.
These devices are essentially rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFB) that complement the static signs used at crosswalks and help better indicate when a person is prepared to cross the road. The flashing lights easily attract the attention of drivers.
Pedestrians at crosswalks have priority over all other road users. In fact, since May 18, 2018—the date on which the road safety reform came into effect—pedestrians now have priority at crosswalks as soon as they show their intention to engage at this location.
Drivers and cyclists are obligated to yield to pedestrians. The Town invites all road users and pedestrians to demonstrate increased caution and vigilance at crosswalks by:
- observing traffic;
- ensuring that drivers and cyclists stop and respect priority;
- establishing visual contact with users before starting to cross;
- looking left, right and left again to assess the time required to cross safely.
 New Highway Safety Code Measures, Transports Québec: https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/en/code-securite-routiere/Pages/csr.aspx
Road Safety Measures
Town has adopted Genivar’s measures to slow down traffic in 2008. Measures provided by Genivar included a decision-matrix to handle citizen complaints, a tool box as well as request and petition forms for residents.
To request a speed survey, a resident must demonstrate his/her neighbours support his/her request by completing and submitting a petition form to the service des infrastructures
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Installation of 3 new Kali-Flash systems at pedestrian crossings
||Three rapid-flashing devices, installed in key sectors—at the corner of:
- Des Marguerites and Chemin Sainte-Angélique;
- Montée Saint-Robert ans Chemin Sainte-Angélique;
- Chemin Saint-Louis and Côte Saint-Charles.
are lights that act as a complement to the static signage used at pedestrian crossings to help effectively indicate that someone is crossing. These rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFB) attract the attention of drivers.
Note that pedestrians always have priority over other road users when using pedestrian crossings—in other words, drivers and cyclists must yield to pedestrians. The Town invites road users and pedestrians to remain vigilant when approaching pedestrian crossings and always:
- keep an eye on surrounding traffic
- make sure that drivers and cyclists stop and respect the right ofway
- establish visual contact with users before crossing
- look left, right and left again, and evaluate the amount of time needed to safely cross the street.
As part of National Road Safety Week
, May 16-22, 12 posters will be posted at the Town's big intersections to educate the public to keep a distance of 1.5 m between their vehicle and cyclists.
These posters will also be back from July 11 until the fall, to educate motorists at the start of the school year.
Circulation speed modification on chemin Sainte-Angélique
Saint-Lazare (Québec), on Friday, March 17, 2017- To secure the new intersection of rue Frontenac, rue des Libellules and on chemin Sainte-Angélique giving access to Cité-des-Champs residential project and the new school des Étriers (990, rue des Abeilles Saint-Lazare), the town has :
. Reduce the speed limits from 70 km/h to 50 km/h on chemin Sainte-Angélique on a distance of 540 meters, starting from route de la Cité-des-Jeunes to the north;
. Add stop signs at the intersection
. Add a pedestrian crossing
. Secure the crossing with a school crossing guard for the school hours.
Hearing impaired road signs
Road signs warn drivers of the presence of hearing impaired residents.
The hearing impaired could be startled by cars or cyclists.
Please be mindful !
2015 Awareness Campaign
Eighteen signs will be posted at town entrances to raise public awareness about alertness behind the wheel and about cell phone use while driving from May 26 to July 6.
New speed limits
November 10, 2014, Saint-Lazare, QUEBEC. – Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform its residents that the Quebec Ministry of Transportation has approved by-law 905 changing the speed limit in three specific areas on the Saint-Lazare territory: Montée Poirier, Chemin du Fief and Chemin Sainte-Angélique downtown. This decision stems from road traffic analyses and studies and from numerous requests received from residents in these areas concerned with the safety of both pedestrians and riders. These changes came into force on November 5, 2014.
The speed limits have been reduced as follows:
1) Chemin du Fief: from 70 km/h to 50 km/h. This unpaved road is very popular among riders.
2) Montée Poirier: from 80 km/h to 70 km/h to protect the access to the Pinière; and lastly
3) Chemin Sainte-Angélique (downtown): from 50 km/h to 40 km/h to promote walking as part of Saint-Lazare’s downtown revitalisation project.
Municipal by-laws 905 and RMH-399 are available in their entirety in By-Laws section.
For additional information, please contact Fire and Public Safety director Daniel Boyer at 450 424-8000, extension 208, or by e-mail at .
Road Safety Campaign_Summer 2014
This summer, let's share the road with the various users!
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The Town also inaugurate its new pedestrian crossing at the corner of Montée Saint-Lazare and Chemin Sainte-Angélique. This initiative is in keeping with the Town’s commitment to make the village core more user-friendly for pedestrians. Two additional crossings will be built before the end of the year, also on Chemin Sainte-Angélique: the first one near Rue des Marguerites and the second near Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
When you are walking1
- go to the nearest intersection to cross;
- walk on the sidewalk, or, if there isn't one, walk on the side of the road, facing traffic;
- avoid crossing the street between two parked cars;
- wear light-coloured clothes or clothing with reflective strips so that you are easily visible
Source Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
When you are driving1
- bring your vehicle to a stop before the stop line;
- obey road signs and traffic signals for pedestrians;
- before turning right on a red light where permitted, yield the right-of-way to pedestrians;
- keep your headlights on at all times so that pedestrians can see you and you can see them.
Source Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec