Laval is a Canadian city in southwestern Quebec, north of Montreal. It is the largest suburb of Montreal, the third-largest city in the province after Montreal and Quebec City, and the thirteenth largest city in Canada with a population of approximately 500,000. Laval is a modern, rapidly expanding city. With one of the highest demographic growth in Quebec, it stands out for its exceptional infrastructure, economy and quality of life. Five autoroutes and four highways crisscross Île Jésus. At certain locations, the flow of traffic is truly impressive. And that’s the case of the interchange of Autoroutes 15 and 440, where the annual average flow of traffic is 300,000 vehicles or the same as at the Turcot interchange in Montréal*.
Laval also has an intermodal public transit system that includes three metro stations. As for buses and shared taxis, they annually carry 20 million passengers. The 235 buses of the Société de transport de Laval (STL) provide efficient public transit throughout the territory. The STL’s network makes it possible to offer users optimal intermodal services comprising buses, three metro stations and the stations of the two commuter train lines. Since 2011, Laval has a new road link to Montréal – the 1.2-kilometre Autoroute 25 toll bridge, which is the longest cable-stayed structure in all of Québec.