Montreal Geography Trivia No. 24

I’m working six days this week, so I’ll make this one simple:

What is the minimum driving distance between Sherbrooke and Fleet? And how long would it take to drive from one to the other (and back) at posted speed limits?

For the sake of this exercise, assume there are no stop signs along your route and all traffic lights are green (but one-way streets are still one-way streets).

UPDATE: I’ve removed the references to “Street” as Fleet comes in different formats. Consider all of them in a potential answer, whichever provides the minimum distance is the correct one.

UPDATE (May 21): Rosa has the correct answer below: Fleet and Sherbrooke intersect in Beaconsfield. Therefore the answer to both questions is zero.

11 thoughts on “Montreal Geography Trivia No. 24

  1. mare

    5.9 km from Sherbrooke to Fleet (Park, Beaumont, Rockland, Fleet)
    5.0 km back (via Beaumont, Rockland, Davaar and Côte St Catherine, Park)

    At least that is what Google says, but knowing you there is probably a snag, like a street that is one way that Google doesn’t know about or so.

    I usually *ride* and don’t drive so that would take me about 40 minutes.

    By car at 50 km/h that would take a little more that 13 minutes.

    Unless there is a part where one could drive 70, but that would surprise me. O wait, are there any schools on that stretch, with 30 km/h speed limits? Probably…

    So 14 minutes.

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  2. mare

    Ho wait, stop the presses, there is a shorter way:

    5.1 km from Sherbrooke to Fleet (Park, Côte St Catherine, McAechran, Rockland, Graham, Fleet)
    5.1 km back (same point on Fleet, via Beaumont, Rockland, Davaar and Côte St Catherine, Park)

    At least that is what Google says, but knowing you there is probably a snag, like a street that is one way that Google doesn’t know about or so.

    I usually *ride* and don’t drive so that would take me about 40 minutes.

    By car at 50 km/h that would take 12 minutes and 24 seconds.
    Unless there is a part where one could drive 70, but that would surprise me. O wait, are there any schools on that stretch, with 30 km/h speed limits? There is an arena on McAechran…

    So 13.5 minutes.

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  3. Rosa

    It is relatively straight forward if the Fleet Street is rue Fleet in Cote-St-Luc. To/From Sherbrooke the most efficient way is straight down Cavendish, note the absense of one-ways. It is 2.30 km. 1.73 km is in NDG at 40km/hr = 2.6 minutes. 0.57 km is in CSL at 50 km/hr, 0.68 minutes. Therefore it would take 3.3 minutes to get from Sherbrooke to Fleet, running each red light along the way.

    That is of course it is Fleet in CSL, not Fleet next to TMR ;-)

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  4. Rosa

    But if it is the other Fleet Street….
    Using Mare’s path (comment 2)….
    The speed limit in Outremont is 40 km/hr
    The speed limit in Plateau-Mont-Royal and TMR is 50 km/hr
    The distance covered in Outremont is 2.95 km. At 40 km/hr, no red lights and stop signs = 4.43 minutes
    The distance covered in TMR and Plateau-Mont-Royal is 2.15 km. At 50 km/hr, no red lights nor stop signs = 2.58 minutes. Subtotal: 7.01 minutes. Round trip, 14 minutes +/- a couple of seconds.

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  5. Edna

    It’s only 2.25 kilometres if you cut up Cavendish. Good wide street, 50 clicks most of the way … I’m not gonna do the math.

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  6. Rosa

    If any Fleet and Sherbrooke is game, then one has to go to Beaconsfield. The answer to the question is 0 km and 0 minutes. Fleet Dr. and Sherbrooke St. intersect.

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  7. mare

    Wow, I call foul play. Changing the rules mid-game is not fair! There was a STREET behind both Fleet and Sherbrooke in the original challenge.

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  8. Fagstein Post author

    This is true. The map I consulted had it wrong.

    Those whose answers may have been affected by this error will get their money back.

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  9. Fagstein Post author

    I go downtown every day to work. But unfortunately there’s not much geographically interesting downtown.

    I’ll try to find more non-West-Island quizzes in the future, but no promises.

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