Future REM trains, buses, car-sharing, bikes, BIXI, and walking: there are many options for swapping your car for a more ecological and economical means of transportation.
Public transit: accessible, practical and eco-responsible
Fewer cars on our streets also means safer neighbourhoods for our children and less atmospheric pollution. Whether it's with the future REM, the metro and buses, Town of Mount Royal is fortunate to be served by a large public transit network that lets you travel throughout the metropolitan area without a car.
Do you work in downtown Montreal? With the opening of the REM in 2024, you'll be able to reach the Central Station in a few minutes. The metro is another interesting option, with De la Savane station, located on the orange Line, giving you direct access to the city centre.
Are you a student? Acadie metro station, on the blue line, connects you quickly to the Université de Montréal campus. An express bus service to Concordia University is also available from the terminus in Connaught Park.
- Check the bus, metro schedule.
A BIXI FOR THE SUMMER?
The addition of bicycle lanes is a great way to get around by bike or by BIXI. Since 2023, the BIXI system has had six stations throughout the town. The BIXI system is modular, wireless and solar-powered.
The stations are located at the :
- Graham / Wicksteed intersection;
- Brittany / Ainsley intersection;
- Laird Boulevard, corner of Geneva, in front of Atholstan Park;
- Graham / Kindersley intersection;
- Graham / Brookfield intersection;
- On Plymouth, corner of Lucern.
Two other BIXI stations are also located near TMR:
- La Savane metro station;
- Bates / Pratt intersection.
Click here to view the full map of all bixi stations.
Visit bixi.com to learn more about this season's new features.
Do you prefer a car to public transit? Other options exist.
Whether by carpooling or car sharing, you save on fuel and do the environment a favour. It’s a win-win situation!
- Discover the urban carpooling with the AMT service
- Opt for one of Communauto’s car-sharing vehicles, which you will find in the Town Hall parking lot and near Dunrae Gardens school.
Need to recharge your electric vehicle?
Several public charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles, part of the Circuit Électrique network, are deployed to serve electromobilists on the territory of Town of Mount Royal.
The addition of public charging stations is in line with the objectives and orientations contained in the Town's 2021-2025 Local Sustainable Development Plan, in which the municipality is committed to improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gases, in particular by encouraging the electrification of transportation.
Two 240-volt municipal charging stations are located in the parking lot between the arena and the municipal outdoor pool on Dunkirk Road, and two others on Dunbar Avenue, near the Public Works workshops.
Other public charging stations have also been installed elsewhere in the municipality.
Consult the Circuit électrique interactive map to find the location and availability of charging stations in Mount Royal. https://lecircuitelectrique.com/en/find-a-station/
Car not moving? Cut the motor!
We often let out vehicle idle without really thinking about it. Meanwhile, the engine is burning a lot of fuel, diminishing the air quality and putting the health of citizens at risk.
To help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, By-law No. 1407 Concerning Idling Control, which has been in effect since April 27, 2006, restricts the time an engine can idle on Town territory.
When near schools and daycare centres, be sure not to idle!