Pedestrians and cyclists

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Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path

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

2014 work is now finished. This was 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.

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

Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure bike path

We wish to inform cyclists and pedestrians that the bike path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure will be completely closed during autum weekends. Shedule to be confirmed soon.

>> The bike path will be closed from Friday, October 24, 8 a.m. to Tuesday, October 26, 5 a.m.. 

During this time, a shuttle bus will be available for cyclists and pedestrians who want to travel from one shore to the other.

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: new schedule to come soon.

Please be advised that works could be delayed due to weather conditions. A notice will be published on our blog on this post 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

>> Bike path closed for varying lengths of time during October

We inform cyclists that the section of the Lachine Canal bike path located under the Bonaventure Expressway will be closed for varying lengths of time during the month of October. During this time, cyclists are invited to use a detour route set up on the existing bike path network. See below the map of the detour route.

These closures will include:

  • night closures occurring mainly between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • closures that can last between 12 to 72 hours
  • very short closures from 10 to 15 minutes

We’d also like to remind cyclists that the detour route will be permanent from November 15 until the bike path closes for the winter season.

This closure will allow construction crews to continue to carry out demolition work on Bonaventure Expressway in order to rebuild. These major works fall within those planned this year on the federal section of the Bonaventure Expressway near Lachine Canal.

We invite cyclists and pedestrians to use caution when nearing the large-scale worksite.

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 and our press releases.

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.