Pedestrians and cyclists

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The bike path opens for the 2014 season

As of today, April 4, the bike path located on the West side of the Jacques Cartier Bridge is officially open for the 2014 season.

The bike path is fully open from one end to the other (south shore section included), however, cyclists are invited to be cautious on the south side, while the work is not fully completed.

We wish to inform you that the work will be completed over a period of about a week between mid-May and mid-June. The bike path will be partially closed during this period. This closure will conclude the work begun last year to improve to bike path south shore section.

The pedestrian sidewalk on the East side is open on the Bridge from Montréal to the stairs of St Charles St.

JCCBI wishes a good biking season to all cyclists!

Detour set up for the section of the Lachine Canal bike path under the Bonaventure Expressway in Montreal

We would like to advise cyclists that a detour will be set up on the section of the Lachine Canal bike path that passes underneath the Bonaventure Expressway, from April 21 to May 15 (phase 1), as well as from November 15 to late December (phase 3).

This detour is necessary to begin mobilizing major work planned for this year on the federal section of the Bonaventure Expressway at the Lachine Canal.

During these periods, cyclists will be invited to use a detour set up on the Wellington Street Bridge via the existing bike path network. See map of the detour below.

To minimize impacts on cyclists and pedestrians, a fenced path will be made through the construction site from May 15 to November 15 (phase 2), in order to keep this section of the Lachine Canal bike path open during the busiest time of the year.

Cyclists and pedestrians are asked to be careful around this major worksite.

As well, the detour will occasionally be re-implemented for 72-hour periods during complex maneuvers between May 15 and November 15. During these periods, the path through the worksite will be temporarily closed.

Detour map:

Champlain Bridge Bike Path

Please note that the bike path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure is open the same dates and hours as Parc Jean-Drapeau. For questions about this schedule, please contact the Parc Jean-Drapeau administration directly.


The closure of the bike path for the WINTER PERIOD is not scheduled for a specific date. We keep the path open for as long as possible, until weather conditions make its access difficult or unsafe. Please send us an e-mail at in order to receive the exact date of the bike path’s closure or opening.

You can also view access to the bike paths on the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure by consulting this map of our network and by choosing the option On bike. The bike path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure is also connected to the Route verte.