After years of waiting, pedestrians near Dawson College have finally gotten a crosswalk that connects the de Maisonneuve entrance to the Alexis Nihon mall.
The crossing, near Atwater Avenue in Westmount, is a hot spot for people cutting across the street between the CEGEP and the mall.
“I’m very impressed, it looks like it fits into the scenery. It looks like its been there for a while. I thought it would look more fresh and stuff,” Kinga Breining, who has been pushing for the crosswalk.
“I like that they put the little plastic signs in the middle so it forces drivers to slow down more.”
In the past, the City of Westmount had insisted people need to cross at the lights at either ends of the boulevard, at the corner of Atwater and Wood avenues.
“The two doors are aligned perfectly and it’s human nature,” Donna Varrica, Dawson College’s communications co-ordinator, told Global News earlier in the year.
“The shortest way between two points is the way you are going to take.”
Plans for the crosswalk were put in place last winter and Dawson civil technology students helped with the project.