09/09/2011 09:24 EDT | Updated 11/09/2011 05:12 EST

Plateau traffic changes irk locals

Residents in Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal say they're fed up with new traffic calming devices designed to divert cars from the densely-populated neighbourhood.

In late August the borough blocked through traffic on De Lanaudière Street, and designated Gilford Street as a one-way.

Borough mayor Luc Ferrandez insists all traffic calming measures are needed to protect a local school, the École Paul-Bruchési.

But local businesses say they're losing customers — and residents say they feel increasingly isolated.

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