July 3, 2022

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Montreal has expanded its cycling network to 17 million

Montreal has expanded its cycling network to 17 million

Montreal has expanded 17 million to design and upgrade some forty cycling projects for the summer season, including the launch of the Riso Express Velo (REV) on the Henry-Borussia Axis in Saint-Laurent Borough. Overall, the city hopes to “upgrade” nearly 36 kilometers of tracks, which the cycling community felt was not enough.

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“We made tremendous progress on the bike during our first command. We will continue as well. We know there is still a lot to do, ”said Marion Gigure, a consultant associated with active transport.

The “disintegration” of its Express Bike Network (REV) will begin this year at the Plantation Administration’s Henry-Baurassa Boulevard, with the first section between Pitfield and Felix-Leclerc streets. This “important gesture will significantly change the active mobility in this field,” Ms. said.Me Gigure. The Viger / Saint-Antoine / Saint-Jacques du REV Axis will also continue to grow, while the Champlain Street will be redeveloped along the bike path between Sherbrook East and La Fontaine Access.

In Rue Saint-Denis, the REV will also be the subject of a new continuous monitoring pilot project to eliminate as many “obstacles” as possible in lanes reserved for cyclists. “This is a long-standing request from the cycling community. […] The mobility agency speeds up its interventions around the cycle path and intervenes when there are illegally parked vehicles. We can also handle towing, ”assured Sophie Mauzerol, Transport and Mobility Manager. “We started with REV St-Denis, but there was a real desire to expand the entire network. ⁇

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In Rue Saint-Denis, REV is the subject of a new continuous monitoring pilot project to eliminate as many “obstacles” as possible in the lanes reserved for cyclists.

Montreal plans to widen the Grenier bike route in the Saint-Anne-de-Bellev sector to allow cyclists to reach the nature parks of Boise-de-Saraguay, Boise-de-Leisse and Anse-de-L’Orme. As well as the future Grand Park de L’Ovest, still under development by municipal authorities.

In Ru Villere, the existing bike route between Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Ru Boyer will be “extended” to 24And Ave This track is now five kilometers long from east to west. “It’s really going to be the backbone of the borough’s cycling network,” said Lawrence Lavigne Lalonde, mayor of Villere-Saint-Michel-Park-Extension.

“We have to go faster,” Velo-Quebec responded

Welcoming the “determination of the administration” to do even more, Velo-Quebec President Jean-Franois Realt warned of the need to go “faster”. “With 20.5 km of new tracks and 15 km of upgrades, we can’t say much about size. At current rates, the cycle plan will take 40 years to complete, ”the latter warned.

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Welcoming the “determination of the administration” to do even more, Velo-Quebec President Jean-Franois Realt warned of the need to go “faster”.

“Unfortunately we are far from reaching the model share of the weather plan in Montreal and the 15% of bicycle trips the city wants to achieve. [d’ici 2027] “Mr. Rheault has called on the authorities to develop” cycling education programs “in boroughs such as Saint-Léonard or Montreal-North, where” there is “a lot of potential for cycling”. ” To provide “, he said succinctly.

The medical head of the environmental health team of the Montreal Regional Public Health Department, Dr.R David Kaiser, second. “We must have the courage to correct the flaws in our town planning. The future of the city depends on active transportation, ”he recalled.

In the City, Councilor Marion Giguer responded that 17 million for the cycling program was “still very ambitious”. “What will we answer to them: watch us go and not lose confidence,” she said, before sending a thinly veiled attack on the former Coderre administration. “I can say for sure that there are other administrations that come with the highest kilometers, but it’s a lot of paint on the road. We do really quality projects.”

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