Cyclists in CDN-NDG can now use walkways under overpasses

Cyclists in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG) will now be allowed to ride alongside pedestrians on sidewalks under overpasses on that territory.

The borough is following in the steps of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie which introduced such a measure last week in the wake of the death of a cyclist at a St. Denis Street underpass.

The seven underpasses affected are:

• Cavendish tunnel (under boul. De Maisonneuve and the CP railway track)
• Girouard tunnel (under boul. De Maisonneuve and the CP railway track)
• Upper-Lachine tunnel (under the CP railway track)
• Côte-Saint-Luc tunnel (under avenue Fielding)
• Décarie tunnel (under rue Vézina and the CP railway track)
• Victoria tunnel (under the CP railway track)
• Côte-des-Neiges tunnel (under the CP railway track)

Signs indicating the new cyclist/pedestrian shared lane will be going up in the next few days.

The borough says the new measure is supported by local Montreal police who will nevertheless be ticketing reckless behaviour.

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  1. Manoli posted on 05/06/2014 03:32 PM
    They will now be allowed to ride alongside pedestrians on sidewalks under overpasses ?!! Its pretty narrow. WHY DON'T THEY WALK THEIR BIKES THE LENGTH OR WILL WE HURT THEIR FEELINGS ?
    Stop bending for these idiots who cannot do the math that a car outweighs them considerably and hurts when it hits you.
  2. sherlock posted on 05/06/2014 05:10 PM
    I am sure those ever respectful cyclists will get off their bikes and walk them safely on the sidewalk while going under the overpasses in order not to impede pedestrians.It is only common courtesy.
  3. ric posted on 05/06/2014 10:21 PM
    How long before someone gets run over by a cyclist? What, they can't WALK their bikes a couple of hundred feet, it won't kill them? The next poor victim will be an elderly lady just going home. STUPID LAW!!!
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