Saturday, November 17, 2007

Montreal's first downtown bike path

Montreal's new de Maisonneuve boulevard east-west cross-downtown bike path has been officially open since Halloween.

You can now cross downtown from the Berri street bike path in the east, and continue all the way west through all of downtown to Greene avenue, and continue west on existing paths through Westmount and NDG (and if you keep going, to Vancouver!).

Here's a few pictures.

The new cross-downtown bike path (notice they didn't mark the price? $3.7 million was budgeted, the actual cost has not yet been revealed)

Berri bike path, and eastern start/finish of the de Maisonneuve bike path

Crossing St-Denis, looking west toward downtown

Approaching Place des Arts. Park in centre is the Jazz Festival's great blues stage

The downtown core's "canyonland." It is now much safer to bike here.


At 6:17 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Looks great!
Don't know of many North American cities that have the set up for bikes like Montreal (or Quebec as a whole) has.


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