Three cyclists dead: when will Quebec get paved shoulders an ALL numbered highways?
Quebec's Ministry of Transport (Transport Quebec) builds a lot of roads. Generally they build good roads. But there are a lot of numbered highways that don't have paved shoulders and the MTQ is in no hurry to build paved shoulders on highways that don't have them. These artifacts from an earlier era are death traps for cyclists.
So, lots of highways have sections with no paved shoulders. Why should we care? Because the result is three dead cyclists today. (read news here)
The responsibility for these deaths lies with Transports Quebec and no one else.
We say that Transports Quebec has to build paved shoulders on the provinces numbered highways and they need to do it urgently before more cyclists die.
Contact Julie Boulet, the Minister of Transport Quebec about these deaths, your voice counts:
Cabinet of the Minister of Transport: