Montreal Gazette: "There simply isn’t capacity to accommodate private cars and still create a healthy street environment that attracts people and businesses. None of the options currently under consideration tackle the reallocation of space needed for Ste-Catherine to be the business and people magnet it could be.
The question is, what sort of city do we want Montreal to be? If we keep the city centre hospitable to cars, deterioration becomes inevitable as it cannot compete with suburbs for vehicle access. Montrealers need to decide which way their city is to move toward."