The Town of Rosemère is launching a pilot project known as Come and Play in the Street!, inspired by the “Rue conviviale” movement afoot in a number of towns and cities across Quebec. The idea behind this initiative is to encourage children to put down or turn off their electronic devices and build real-life friendships with other young people in their neighbourhood.
1. Is my street eligible to participate in the pilot project?
Before filling out a nomination form, please make sure your street is eligible. A map of ineligible streets can be found here*
Eligible streets must meet the following selection criteria:
- Must be a local street (no collector or arterial roads or boulevards).
- Must provide clear visibility for motorists.
- Traffic density must be less than 500 vehicles a day (commercially zoned areas automatically excluded) – an official count will be performed by Public Works to verify.
- Must be well lit in the evening by a street light or other means.
- No roundabouts, unless they are connected to a street that meets the prescribed selection criteria.
- Must not be located alongside a park or a school.
- Must not be located on an EXO bus route.
If the street has multiple intersections, eligibility may be applied to certain segments.
2. How do I nominate my street for the pilot project?
If your street meets the eligibility requirements, fill out the nomination form. Five different homeowners from your street or street segment will be required to sign the form as a show of support.
If your street is eligible, you have until May 15, 2019, to return your completed nomination form to the Town (100 rue Charbonneau Rosemère (Québec) J7A 3W1).
3. If your street is shortlisted…
If your street is subsequently shortlisted for the Come and Play in the Street! pilot project, you will then be required to obtain signatures from 60% of the homeowners on your street consenting to your participation.
4. If your street is selected to participate in the pilot project…
The selected street must comply with the following Code of Conduct*:
- Streets are to be open to play between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- Children must be made aware of the importance of exercising care and caution at all times.
- Parental supervision is necessary.
- All users must be courteous in sharing the road.
- Bends and intersections are off limit for playing.
- A neighbourly attitude is expected of everyone.
- Maximum speed limit is 15 km/h.
*Code of Conduct in effect from June to September
A sign like this will be put up on the side of the road at the start and end of participating streets.
The official start date for the selected streets is June 24, 2019. It will run until the beginning of the school year. If you have any questions about this pilot project, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at 450-621-3500, ext. 3300.