People living in Griffintown want the city to put the brakes on a plan to create a new bus corridor when the Bonaventure expressway is demolished and rebuilt at ground level.

Some people are saying the plan will make their lives unbearable.

They held a meeting Wednesday evening at the home of local resident-turned-activist Harvey Lev, who claims the plan will increase bus traffic more than 40-fold.

A number of south-shore buses already run through Griffintown streets during the morning and evening rush hours.

The plan to transform the Bonaventure into a four-lane avenue calls for Dalhousie St. to be extended to make way for the corridor.

The Bonaventure plan is going into pubic consultations and the bus lane is not a done deal.