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Reduce Truck Traffic on Provencher: Vandal

July 17, 2013 9:59 AM | News

Provencher Blvd.

Provencher Boulevard (FILE)

Reducing the number of heavy trucks that use Provencher Boulevard is one of the motions that was introduced at the last city council meeting of the summer on Wednesday.

St. Boniface Councillor Dan Vandal introduced the motion as a way of reducing truck traffic on the busy area thoroughfare.

“A quieter, service-oriented area focussing on restaurants, cafes and patios is the community’s vision for Provencher Boulevard,” Vandal said. “Reducing truck traffic will facilitate the transition of Provencher Boulevard into a safe, pedestrian-friendly commercial district.”

Proposed changes include changing the designation of Provencher Boulevard from a full-time truck route to a non-truck route, with the exception for trucks servicing local industries and businesses.

The motion will be referred to the administration for review.

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