Saturday, March 24, 2012

3 good news articles on Montreal cycling/bike paths

The Le Plateau community newspaper has just published three good articles on Montreal cycling, cyclists, and bike paths. Recommended reading for those of you interested in Montreal cycling, cyclists, and bike paths.

The author of the three articles is Daphnée Tranchemontagne. Good work Daphnée. (Did you know that Tranchemontagne is translated as Bigelow? Weird.)

Va jouer dans Trafic
(Go play in Traffic)

Pistes cyclables : modifications au tracé
Bicycle Paths: route changes

Ménage du printemps sur le réseau cyclable

Spring Cleaning on the bike path network

These are in french, but you can google translate them if that's a problem fer ya.


At 12:57 PM, Blogger Cyrono said...

Interesting articles, however "Va jouer dans la trafic" could have provided more information regarding cyclists use of the sidewalk on St. Laurent between Bernard and Bellechase. It failed to note that there is access to the bike path that follows the rail line via the parking lot behind the wood dealers in front of Canadian Tire. This provides access to the bike path that parallels St. Urbain and then connects to the one on rue Clark. This route adds only a couple of minutes to a cyclist's journey and would alleviate alot of conflict between cyclists and pedestrians in this area.
The city could help by creating an agreement with the company to allow for a marked path from Bellechasse to the rail line path.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

That's a BIG zig-zag for cyclists who just want to go directly south.

What the article didn't mention is the latest news from last week that the city is installing some sort of bike-path section under the Bellechasse-St-Laurent underpass for cyclists arriving from the Bellechase street bike lanes, as well as a new stop light at St-Larent & Bellechasse. This has been a MAJOR bottleneck/conflict/danger zone for decades. Finally, it will get safer. Because it sure ain't safe now! This is one of those spots where we have seen ambulances removing broken cyclists.

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

missed a detail: the city has announced that it will build a bike path link between the bike lanes on Bellechasse and the bike path on Clark avenue through the St-Laurent blvd underpass(what this new bike path link would connect was the missing detail). This should get cyclists off the sidewalk here.


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