Will all the changes in our neighbourhoods lead to a healthier city?

The Montreal Area is continuing the shift towards sustainable development and our neighbourhoods are seeing changes. There are more bike paths, more green spaces, more pedestrian areas, and better transit.  Can all these changes have an impact on a bigger scale? Will they make the city a happier and healthier place to be? We’re checking in with thousands of people from the Montreal region to find out, and we want you along for the ride!

In spring 2018, INTERACT launched a five-year study to uncover how urban changes in the Montreal region are impacting physical activity, social participation, and well-being of residents – and whether these impacts are felt equally across different socioeconomic groups.

Thank you, Montreal!

Recruitment for INTERACT’s 2020 study in Montreal is now closed.  To stay informed about INTERACT’s research and opportunities to participate in future studies, join our mailing list.

What changes are we studying?

Cycling Infrastructure
Réseau Express Vélo, bike paths, BIXI stations, bike parking, etc.

Transit Infrastructure
The REM, the Pie IX BRT, the blue line metro extension, changes to the bus network.

Changes to Green Spaces
New parks, trees, greened spaces, etc.

Changes to Public Space
Curb extensions, speed limits, public plazas, parklets, etc.


enjoy cycling in the city


think their neighbourhood is improving


think changes in their neighbourhood has boosted their quality of life

How did participants respond two years ago?

The health questionnaire focuses on lifestyle, health, transportation habits and the perception of change in the neighbourhood. VERITAS is a map-based questionnaire which allows respondents to indicate where and with whom they do certain activities.

 See all results for Montreal


Please contact Marina Najjar (INTERACT Montreal Project Coordinator) at 514 890-8000, extension 31485 or montreal@teaminteract.ca.