Deloitte city mobility index
Montreal has one of the largest metropolitan transport systems in North America and is also a leader in active transportation, with one of the highest mode shares for cycling in North America. Yet ridership growth has been outstripping transport supply, resulting in overcrowding on the metro and congestion on the roads. The city has embarked on several long-overdue expansion efforts across modes: roads, including the Pie IX BRT; new light rail lines; and an expansion to the subway system.
Montreal has shown itself to be open to new modes of transport. It was an early adopter of both bike- and carsharing programs. It has, however, been slower to integrate its multiple modes into a single seamless offering. As demonstrated by its submission to the Canada Smart Cities Challenge, this is something it intends to address in the coming years.