Montreal is getting its first designated bike street

Mar 23 2018, 4:03 am

Montreal is buzzing with bikes, especially during the spring and summer. Cyclists rejoice, the city is getting an entire street designated for those who love everything on two wheels.

According to CBC, a section of St-André Street in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough will be turned into a “velorue” (or bike street) that would allow cyclists to ride their bikes in the middle of the road in a priority lane.

Cars will still be able to use the street but the implementation of the velorue will ensure that cyclists will not have to ride along the curb. Residents will still be able to park their cars on the street.

While velorues are common in European cities, this will be a first for Montreal.

Major repairs are already planned for St-André Street making it the right time for a designated velorue to be built.

Plateau-Mont-Royal Mayor Luc Ferrandez told CBC an official plan for the velorue will be revealed in May.

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