The city says it is getting serious about improving bike safety, announcing several measures today that it hopes will reduce the number of cyclist deaths and cycling-related accidents.
After months studying the problem, the city has made adjustments to 16 underpasses it has deemed risky for cyclists.
Another 15 are scheduled for the same treatment.
Long-term, it plans to install bike paths along some of them.
As well, the city is installing lateral barriers on its fleet of nearly 1,000 heavy trucks.
City executive committee member Anie Samson says Montreal mayor Denis Coderre is also pressuring federal transport minister Lisa Raitt to make the barriers mandatory on all heavy trucks.
"It's not just a municipal problem or a Montreal problem," says says. "It's all Canada, and I think she'll agree with that. If not, she's going to have to explain to us why."
The city will spend $2.5-million installing the barriers over three years.