Quoting Antonia's first article:
"Roadways are being rutted because softening asphalt is being gouged out by car and bus tires".
I had never seen this in earlier years, but last summer, the corner at Bernard and Parc (80 bus, rush-hour express bus, lots of cars, trucks, cyclists and pedestrians) was gutted and unsafe. Idem Pie-IX between Beaubien and Jean-Talon - huge, deep pits, dangerous not only for cyclists but for pedestrians.
Edited to correct timeline, and adding that the pit at the corner of Bernard and Parc has been filled in, but I've been careful never to take Pie-IX even for one corner again. I don't like taking such busy streets, but they have lights, and it can be just as risky to cross busy streets such as Bélanger in eastern Rosemont without one. I found another street that does have lights, between Pie-IX and Viau, to go north from the St-Zotique bicycle path to destinations around Jean-Talon.
I'm falling asleep, so no more about this tonight. (Yep, no grammar or spelling errors, but I didn't express exactly what I had to say. This problem will only get worse: the City will have to look at what is done in places with hotter summers.
bonne nuit et bonjour!