The West Island has long been a place where the automobile is the primary mode of transportation for people to get around.
The sprawling landscape, low-density housing and malls with ample parking have made it much easier for people to move around by driving compared to taking buses and trains.
Officials are trying to slowly change that through new high-density housing developments near public transit stations and the new electric train line, Le réseau express métropolitain (REM).
But some local mayors insists massive new parking spaces at REM stations and easy access to get to them are necessary to boost public transit.
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“We need to have an access point like a massive parking lot, for example, as was proposed in the beginning,” Jim