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.

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 therefore want to inform you that the construction work that was planned to occur over a two-week period between mid-May and mid-June has been delayed until the end of August. During that time, the repair work will impact the bike path for approximately two weeks. However, this will be the final phase of the works that began last year to improve the path.

The construction work was postponed due to delays in the manufacturing and delivery of a signalling super-structure. The work on the bike path and the installation of the super-structure were planned to occur at the same time in order to optimize both work sites and reduce closures. Construction was delayed because the super-structure was not ready. Considering the high traffic flow during the summer season, it is preferable to try to limit the duration of this intervention scheduled for the end of August.

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!

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.

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.