January 27, 2022

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Longueil expands its network of snow-cleared bike routes

Longueil expands its network of snow-cleared bike routes

Ville de Longueuil tripled the number of winter cycle paths.


Alice Girard-Bosssey

Alice Girard-Bosssey
Press

In recent weeks, the first section of the 14km cycle path on the Green Route has been cleared of snow for the first time in Longueil. Never crossed a 5km snow-covered bicycle bar.

“By working with the city’s public works team we were able to achieve this small success quickly and at low cost,” Marzoline Mercier, a municipal councilor responsible for active mobility, the environment and the fight, said in a press release. Against Climate Change, Health and Healthy Lifestyle on the City Executive Committee.

The ice-cleared portion begins at the Carignon border, passes through the Park-de-la-Cite district, and passes through the district of Laugfs to Jacques-Cartier Boulevard.

“I had the opportunity to test this section myself and it was a great pleasure to meet families who are already benefiting from these new improvements,” said Alvaro Quito, associate municipal councilor on these issues.

To date, only 4.5 km of tracks have been cleared of snow, a section between the Segep Eduard-Montpetit and the Longueil metro station.

The city of Longueil wants to continue its white network project, which means bicycle lanes can be accessed 12 months a year.

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