Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Route Verte news

In the year 2007 the Route Verte will be 4000 kilometres long!

That's 2500 miles.

Here is the description and history of the Route Verte bike path network from Velo Quebec from the english side of the official Route Verte website.

Velo Quebec conceived the Route Verte bike path network in the 1980s, and in 1995 the Quebec government got involved and provided major funding and commitment to build the 4000 km of bike paths. These paths and bike routes are all over Quebec. Everywhere, that is, except in the Chateauguay Valley!

Here is link to the official Route Verte website.

Interestingly, there is a guided technical tour of different parts of the Route Verte network. There is one in french and one in english. It's C$1000.

To allow you to explore the various faces of the Route verte and learn about some of the technical aspects of its development, Vélo Québec is offering a technical tour, by bicycle, on the Route verte. This tour is designed for route planners or managers, or anyone interested in learning more about how the Route verte was developed. The 5-day touring workshop offers an opportunity to explore urban greenways in Montreal and Quebec City as well as the fields and forests of the Montérégie, Eastern Townships, Centre-du-Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. The bicycle outings range from 25 to 50 kilometres per day, to allow for breaks and technical discussions as well as picture-taking and site-seeing opportunities. (LINK)

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