Pont Jacques Cartier bridge open for 2009
Spring has sprung... We know because the Pont Jaques Cartier bridge will open for bikes on Wednesday March 18...
We Montrealers can leave the island for the south shore and beyond. Can summer be far behind?
The Montreal bike paths are scheduled to open on April 1, which we can wait for (translation: which we have to wait for before we get safe cycling routes from the city). Last year there was too much snow to open on April 1, and the city was too cheap to use snow removal equipment to clean them to open on schedule.
Here is a link to the most recent bike map of Montreal (pdf, may 2008, includes Laval and the south shore). There will be a May 2009 map available in a couple of months.
Go here for more information from Velo Quebec on cycling in Montreal. This is the french link but the info is on their website in english too.