Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Biodiversity corridor along Highway 15 _Montreal

2017-2018

Client

Ville de Montréal, Sud-Ouest borough

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Creation of ecosystems and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Heat island mitigation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsibility
  • Health and well-being
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Lower maintenance costs

Parcels of land along Highway 15 will be vacated in the Sud-Ouest borough following work on the Turcot interchange project and the configuration of the new route. These urban spaces that are left behind, are increasingly solicited by citizens, who see them as their last chance of staying in contact with nature in the city.

Inspired by the old layout of the railway and the presence of the canals (Lachine canal and the canal of the aqueduct) at both ends of the site, this Biodiversity Trail makes it possible to walk and discover different plant associations and to observe the insects and animals through the creation of wildlife habitats in each area. A secondary path creates different vegetated environments associated with vegetated sustainable stormwater management in urban areas.