Following Monday's death of a 33-year old-cyclist on St-Denis, new measures are being put in place in the hope that future deaths can be avoided.
Montreal police are saying they won't be issuing tickets to cyclists using the sidewalks of underpasses between Rosemont-La Petite Patrie and the Plateau.
And new signs put up today are urging cyclists to use the sidewalks that flank the underpasses.
Rosemont mayor Francois Croteau says he could not wait any longer to take action that he thinks will save lives.
He got the go-ahead from the city and the Ministry of Transport to install signs instructing cyclists and pedestrians to share the underpass sidewalks.
He says that four years of asking, he could not put the decision off any longer.
"It's not time to wait, it's time to take a decision," he says. "But it's another example of waiting for a tragedy before we take the right decision."
Croteau says the signs are meant as a short term measure.
He says he is still waiting on Canadian Pacific, which owns the tracks between the Plateau and Roseomont, and the federal government to agree to discuss a more permament solution.