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Road safety

New stop signs in force

Chemin Sainte-Élisabeth and Rue Fawcett

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 2 new stop signs will be in force on Chemin Sainte-Élisabeth, in both directions, at the corner of Rue Fawcett to replace the speed hump (removed).

The pedestrian crossings on Rue Fawcett, Rue Nest and Rue de la Source will also be marked to ensure a safe link to the bike paths.

Pay attention to the new signage

New signage – be alert!

Reduced speed limits on Chemin de la Côte Saint-Charles and Chemin Chevrier effective since Saturday, August 1, 2020

These speed reductions, have come into effect on Saturday, August 1st, 2020, increase the safety of road users. New signage reflect these changes.

The speed limit so far:

  • announced by 70 km/h have been lowered to 50 km/h for Chemin de la Côte Saint-Charles;
  • announced at 50 km/h have been lowered to 40 km/h for Chemin Chevrier.

Multi-use trail in La Cité-des-Papillons

Risk of collisions between pedestrians, cyclists and all-terrain vehicles

Pedestrians and cyclists of the Cité-des-Papillons sector have access to a multi-use trail from Rue des Saturnes and Rue des Monarques.

The City wishes to advise users that:

  • At the end of this multi-use trail, another trail crosses, this time dedicated to all-terrain vehicles
  • It is forbidden to venture on foot or by bike on this ATV trail
  • A real risk of collision does exist
  • Signs will be posted to advise users when the trail comes to an end and the where the risk of collision begins

As a preventative measure, please advise all members of your family who may inadvertently venture there during the day or evening when visibility is reduced, especially children and teens.

Be safe and seen

Items can be purchased (during regular business hours)

  • Library
  • Community Centre
  • City Hall

Armbands and fluorescent vests

The Town offers you the possibility of getting you armbands and fluorescent security vests for:

 Cost : $ 5
Taxes included
Cost : $ 5
Taxes included

2020 Security campaign

Reduced speed limits on Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Côte Saint-Charles

New signage – be alert!

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Monday, October 28, 2019  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare announces the reduction of the speed limit on key sections of Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Côte Saint-Charles, effective Thursday, November 28, 2019.  This reduction in the speed limit is the result of a recommendation by the Traffic Committee to improve safety of road users. The implementation of signs, indicating the coming into effect, will begin this Monday, October 28, 2019.

The current speed limit of 70 km/h will be lowered to 50 km/h on the following sections:

  • Chemin Sainte-Angélique, zone located between Côte Saint-Charles and Rue Fox Grove :

  • Côte Sainte-Charles, zone located between Rue Sandmere and Rue Sanctuaire :

Visualize the sector

New signaling

Pay attention to new stop signs at Exit 22 oh highway 40 !

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Wednesday, February 20, 2019  -  To facilitate alternate crossings, two (2) new stop signs will be installed starting Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the corner of Exit 22’s exit ramp and Côte Saint-Charles.

The notice of implementation announcing this new signage has been in place since February, 14, 2019.

To view the sector

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.[1]

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.

[1] New Highway Safety Code Measures,  Transports Québec:

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.

Availabe in French only
 Limites de vitesse sur le territoire

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.   


2017 Campaign

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 :

[1]. 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;
[2]. Add stop signs at the intersection
[3]. Add a pedestrian crossing
[4]. 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

Reducing the risks and facilitating cohabitation

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!

Read the press release.

Pedestrian Crossings

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

1Source 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.

1Source Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec

Last updated: 08/03/2020
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