Friday, April 13, 2007

New Beauce path - who will pay to build it?

Here's a follow up to the new rail-to-trail bike path in the Beauce from Vallée-Jonction to Lac Frontière.

It is still just an idea, the tracks have been put up for sale.

The first question is always "Who's going to pay for it?"

The answer is usually "Not me!" (link)

UPDATE: Here is the bare minimum of info on it's existance as a rail line.

Le patrimoine ferroviaire du Quebec – Les chemins de fer d’interet local (CFIL) webpage (The Quebec rail heritage – local rail lines of interest) webpage (link) says that this line it is 126 km long.

126 km long?


That's a big amount of distance. Biiiiiiig.

This will make an incredible new long-distance bike path. This will be another jewel in the crown of Quebec's branding itself as North America's leading bicycle eco-vacation destination.

Quebec = cycling and bicycle tourism. Quebec = velo.

FYI Here's my usual google search for quebec bike path news. (link)


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