Pedestrians and cyclists

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Jacques Cartier Bridge bike path


The bike path located on the West side of the Jacques Cartier Bridge has officially opened for the 2014 season on April 4.

We wish to advise you that the multipurpose path on the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be completely closed from île Ste-Hélène to the South Shore from Sunday, September 7 to Sunday, September 21 to complete important work.

During the closure, the temporary wooden decking will be replaced by a permanent and paved access, a new signal structure will be installed, and fence installation will be completed.

The closure should mark the last phase of work required to reconfigure the geometry of the Boulevard Taschereau West exit and rehabilitate the southern approach of the bike path.

During the work, cyclists can take the detour route using the sidewalk on the east side of the bridge. The section of the bike path from Montréal to Île Ste-Hélène will also stay open.

The pedestrian sidewalk on the East side is completely open on the Bridge.

Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure bike path


A shuttle bus will be available for cyclists and pedestrians

We wish to inform cyclists and pedestrians that the bike path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure will be completely closed for four to six weekends from Friday 6 p.m. to Monday 6 a.m., starting on August 29.

During this time, a shuttle bus, up to 15 persons, will be available for cyclists and pedestrians who want to travel from one shore to the other. The shuttle bus will depart every 30 minutes.

These closures will allow workers to completely repave the ice control structure, an operation that has not been done since its inauguration in 1966. This is a significant facelift for the structure that is essential to access the Champlain Bridge worksite.

Weekends of paving works:

  • Friday August 29, 6 p.m. to Monday September 1, 6 a.m.
  • Friday September 5, 6 p.m. to Monday September 8, 6 a.m.
  • Friday September 12, 6 p.m. to Monday September 15, 6 a.m.
  • Friday September 19, 6 p.m. to Monday September 22, 6 a.m.
  • Back up: Friday September 26, 6 p.m. to Monday September 29, 6 a.m.

Please be advised that works could be delayed due to weather conditions. A notice will be published on our blog ( on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in light of weather forecasts in order to inform cyclists and pedestrians if the works will go ahead as planned.

Location of the shuttles

Two shuttles will be in service from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and flagman will be installed on either side of the Ice Control Structure to indicate the approximate wait time. Boarding will be at the following locations:

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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.

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:


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.