NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY 20
“There is no health problem in Beaconsfield” the mayor told us last week,
“We are not doctors” repeated the DG of the city.
Last Friday I wrote to those who came, in May 2019, to give a conference 1 on health problems along the highways.
Today I received an email from their boss, Dr. David Kaiser, Chief Medical Officer – Urban Environments and Population Health Sector, Regional Public Health Department – CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.
This email confirms ALL of our claims:
1. There is a public health problem in Beaconsfield.
2. The same problem also exists on the north side.
3. The city should NOT allow construction 2 within 150 yards of a highway, let alone without requiring hearing protection.
TALK TO YOUR MUNICIPAL COUNCILOR
Its very, very important.
They are poorly informed by their leaders
 Remember that the city has an important part of responsibility and increase in the problem in the current situation. Since 2010, it has issued several dozen construction permits for new residences directly in the waterfront area already recognized as problematic. These permits were very often issued in the red and purple zones (more than 65 and 70 dBA Leq24h) without requiring noise protection measures:
– All these townhouses along rue Beaurepaire (addresses: 80 to 94, then 185 to 199 Beaurepaire, then 105 to 115 Sussex)
– (Adamus/West Hill project at 79 Elm) to the north, just east of Saint Charles Boulevard