Twenty-million dollars for bike paths
The province has announced an impressive sum of money for more bike paths in the greater Montreal region: twenty-million dollars. It's how much the province will spend over the next two years to add another 120 kilometers of bike paths in the Montreal region. In effect, existing paths will be connected and entirely new ones made that, when put end-to-end, will stretch from Oka, northwest of Montreal to Mont-Saint-Hilaire, in the Monteregie by way of Laval, Montreal, Longueuil and Beloeil.
Is twenty-million too much money for bike paths?
Reporters asked Finance Minister Raymond Bachand, who responded: "What value do you give to health? What value do you give to happiness? What value do you give to protecting the environment?"
Mayor Tremblay picked up on the theme, saying people are fat, and "we're doing this for health purposes".
Work on the bike path project begins in the fall in Longueuil.