September 24, 2023

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Is the new phase of Promenade Samuel-de Champlain a victim of its own success?

Is the new phase of Promenade Samuel-de Champlain a victim of its own success?

Could a new swimming spot on the banks of the St. Lawrence River be a victim of its own success?

If we were to believe the lack of free parking spaces on Boulevard Champlain at the height of new development on Saturday, we’d be tempted to answer in the affirmative, like the audience interviewed by Radio-Canada.

Also, the large number of cars parading there corroborates this observation.

If everyone agrees that place Shocking And HugeHowever, access to the site is a challenge for many who want to take advantage of the swimming pool and large bathing pavilion.

Phase 3 offers a water mirror with jets in particular at Plage station.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Eric Soinard

Parking is a rare commodity

The apparent enthusiasm for Phase 3 justified, in the view of some, more than 435 parking spaces to accommodate visitors.

Ideally, it will take more, but there is no place to put moreNicholas Parent starts, he gets the chance to stop without turning in circles.

The space also accommodates cyclists with 150 bike racks, which are highly sought after.

If she wants to wait a little longer to get a better idea of ​​the traffic, A more representative sampleIts spokesman, Jean-Philippe Guay, says the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec (CCNQ) has not rejected the idea of ​​adding spaces for cycling enthusiasts.

The new swimming pool on the Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain.

Phase 3 of the Promenade Samuel-de Champlain includes a beach along the river.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Eric Soinard

Of course, we will follow the situation closely., says Mr Quay. If necessary, the CCNQ will do Necessary adjustment […] According to long-term tangents.

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With the arrival of new installations, Mr. Quay Traffic is expected to increaseEspecially based on the popularity of Promenade Samuel-de Champlain Phases 1 and 2.

Bus option

The start of phase 3 also sees the appearance of route 400, a summer shuttle service from the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC).

Users every 30 minutes from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays PSTN You can now use this circuit to visit the Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain.

The aim was to provide service while there was trafficsay PSTN. As this is a new summer service, an analysis will be carried out in the autumn and we will then assess whether the service needs to be changed or improved for the coming seasons.

People with their feet in the water at the new swimming pool on the Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain.

There were many swimmers.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Eric Soinard

To Jean-Philippe Guay CCNQThe course represents 400 An interesting way to get people on the site. We are excited to have it in the first year of Phase 3.

With information by Louis-Simon Lapointe and Jérémie Camirand