BEACONSFIELD, Quebec, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The City of Beaconsfield has been selected as a finalist for the Prix Environnement from the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr) for its project consisting of building a green sidewalk with the use of glass powder in 2017.
This sidewalk was constructed on the west side of Neveu Avenue, from Beaconsfield Boulevard to Lakeshore Road, to address the concerns of parents and Saint-Rémi elementary school regarding student safety around the school’s approach. This eco-friendly sidewalk is composed of a mixture of concrete that replaces 20% of the cement powder by the addition of Verrox cement; this mixture has the same properties as conventional concrete. Its employment allows for the reuse of glass, a material which is found in large quantities in peoples’ recycling bins.
Last September, an inauguration ceremony was held to commemorate the project, and an informative, playful outdoor sign for the schoolchildren was installed. This event also celebrated the important collaboration between the school and our municipality.
“We are proud to see this project recognized by independent experts. We are all the more pleased to have been able to join forces with other stakeholders in the community, the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board and the management of Saint-Rémi elementary school to ensure that the school year is held under safe conditions. Therefore, parents can rely on a safe environment when their children travel to school, on foot or by bike. These habits encourage their independence while encouraging active transportation,” said Mayor Georges Bourelle.
Representatives of the City of Beaconsfield will be at the Gala on June 14 for the occasion of the Grands prix d’excellence en transport.
For twenty years, the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr) has been awarding several prizes that highlight the excellence of transportation projects. By organizing the Grands prix d’excellence en transport Gala and by renewing the event from year to year, the AQTr wants to reward projects that have promoted or improved transportation. By publicly recognizing these efforts, the AQTr wishes to support outstanding initiatives and encourage industry to build upon them.