Thursday, September 20, 2007

Meanwhile in Montreal ...

New bike path on the way
As Maisonneuve bike lane inches toward completion, the city weighs in on the bike system across Montreal -By Kristen Dobbin
While Montreal has a reputation as being a haven for cyclists – evidenced by a bike network totalling over 400 kilometres – the future of the city’s cycling network remains unclear.
Over the summer the City began construction on a new barrier-protected bike lane along Maisonneuve. Slated for completion by the end of the year, the four-km path will connect the current network of bike lanes and link four university campuses.
Despite criticism from some business owners, the bike path has been heralded as a step forward in making the downtown city more bike-friendly.
Montreal resident Misha Franta said the bike lane should improve accessibility for cyclists going downtown.
“The Maisonneuve bike lane is a great move. I think everyone who rides a bike is excited about it,” she said. (Rest of the article here in the McGill Daily)

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