In Montréal, several types of streets prioritize pedestrians and foot traffic:
- The pedestrian street, which, as the name implies, is reserved exclusively for use by pedestrians.
- The pedestrian street with a slow zone may be used by cyclists, skateboarders, scooter enthusiasts and in-line skaters, provided they ride slowly and prioritize pedestrians at all times.
- The shared street is where pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles coexist – but where pedestrians are prioritized! They can go wherever they want, in any direction they choose, and may cross the street at any time in any place. The vehicle speed limit is 20 km/h, and the street must be laid out safely.