More pedestrians knocked down in Montreal in 2022

More pedestrians 2022 in Montreal

More and more collisions involve pedestrians and motorists, reveals the statistical report on road safety from the Service de police de la Ville of Montreal (SPVM). The number of deaths remains relatively stable.

During the first three quarters of 2022, 10 pedestrians died in a collision, 39 were seriously injured and 505 were slightly injured. This is an increase of 56% in serious injuries and 11% in minor injuries compared to the same period in 2021.

The year 2022 saw considerably fewer pandemic restrictions than 2021, when many businesses had to remain closed from the beginning of the year until the end of May in the metropolis and compulsory teleworking reduced travel.

Safer boroughs?

The figures show an uneven distribution by sector. Differences that can be explained by the number of people moving on foot or by the population of the neighborhood.

The boroughs of Plateau-Mont-Royal and Saint-Laurent have an equivalent population, i.e. nearly 100,000 inhabitants, and have the same number of pedestrians killed (one each). However, while walking is more common in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, the number of seriously injured pedestrians is six times higher in Saint-Laurent. On the other hand, there are twice as many pedestrians who were slightly injured on the Plateau compared to Saint-Laurent.

This means that of all the collisions that occurred in Saint-Laurent, 35% resulted in serious consequences, death or significant injuries. This rate is only 6% for the Plateau. Saint-Laurent accounts for 5% of the population of the island of Montreal, but contributes to 15% of the toll of serious injuries in the metropolis.

The Sud-Ouest and Verdun have a population of approximately 80,000 and 70,000 inhabitants respectively, and they benefit from a significant share of active transportation in their trips. However, they are illustrated by the absence of deaths and serious injuries on their road networks. They also report relatively few minor injuries compared to their population.

The two worst sectors for the toll of minor injuries are downtown and Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension (VSP). They have 48 and 47 pedestrians slightly injured respectively between January and September 2022.

If the city center welcomes a lot of pedestrians with the important commercial and cultural activity found there, VSP sees its balance sheet dragged down by Saint-Michel. The district, which accounts for a third of the population of VSP, saw two of the three seriously injured and 55% of the 47 slightly injured.

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Sector Pedestrians killed Pedestrians seriously injured Pedestrians slightly injured
Anjou 0 0 9
Coast -des-Neiges, Ville-Mont-Royal, Outremont 0 1 36
Centre-Sud 1 1 16
Ahuntsic-Cartierville 1 3 20
Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension 0 3 47
Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie 1 3 34
The Plateau-Mont-Royal 1 1 31
The Southwest (except Griffintown) 0 0 21
Verdun 0 0 15
Downtown (plus Griffintown) 1 9 48
Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 1 2 31
Saint-Laurent 1 6 13
Saint-Leonard 0 24
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte-Saint-Luc,
Hampstead, Montreal West
0 0 28
Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
Montreal -East
0 1 15
Montreal North 1 2 32
Lachine 0 1 3
Dorval, Pointe-Claire 0 0 15< /td>
LaSalle 0 2 19
0 0 10
Baie-d’Urfé , Beaconsfield,
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville
0 0 6
Pierrefonds, L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève 0 4 8

Compiled data and comparative table alised by Metro

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