Mayor Valérie Plante has unveiled details about the city’s new bike network, the Réseau Express Vélo (REV).
Segments of the new bike path will be ready by this summer, according to Plante, and upon completion in 2021, the REV’s bike network will cover 184 kilometres.
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The Réseau Express Vélo will consist primarily of bike lanes separated by a concrete median while other lanes will be divided by metal or plastic polls.
Plante says she hopes the bike network will encourage more Montrealers and tourists to use their bikes to get around the city.
The first phase of the massive project is already underway and paths on the following streets are slated to be rideable by this summer:
According to the City of Montreal, nearly 44% of Montrealers will live within 500 metres of the new biking infrastructure.
Paths will be both unidirectional and bidirectional and upon completion, will feature repair stops, bike racks, waiting areas, and street-side furniture.
La mise en place du Réseau express vélo devient une réalité! D’ici 2021, 5 axes seront disponibles en toute saison au bénéfice de la sécurité des cyclistes. Apprenez-en plus sur les différents aménagements dans cette capsule.
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