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Valérie Plante: “Downtown Montreal is not an orange cone warehouse”

The mayor responded to reports about leftover traffic cones collecting on sidewalks and road-sides, some for as long as 16 years.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante commented on reports about abandoned orange traffic cones in the city, saying “downtown is not a cone warehouse.” Plante was responding to a tweet by Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault, who she’s apparently working with to resolve the situation.

“Downtown is not a cone warehouse. I salute Minister Guilbault and the Ministry of Transport, who are committed to reviewing their practices to improve traffic in Montreal.”

—Valérie Plante

In her tweet, Guilbault shared a La Presse article about orange traffic cones being left behind following construction and road work, some of them for as long as 16 years.

“We must do better. I asked the management of Transports Quebec to identify all these storage areas and clean them up. We all want more fluid and user-friendly mobility in Montreal. I’m working on it with Valérie Plante.”

—Geneviève Guilbault

Valérie Plante: “Downtown Montreal is not an orange cone warehouse”

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