Montreal promises and fails to deliver promised bike paths
Let's look at the city of Montreal's promises about new bike path construction.
2009 bike path promised: 60 km
2009 bike path delivered: 42 km
2010 bike path promised: 50 km
2010 bike path delivered: 23.4 km
It was the weather's fault, says Manon Barbe, and promises to do better in 2010.
Ms Barbe is the transportation poobah for Montreal.
The city also confirms that the big headline-grabbing 500 km of new paths that they promised in 2008 to be ready by 2015 is still "the plan." Years of discussions with the buroughs and municipalities is over and we should see new bike paths and bike-path connections to improve the bike path "network" in the near future.
The source of this info is Marie-Eve Shaffer of the free Metro newspaper.
Something else we can expect in the near future is the joyous arrival of spring.