Pedestrians and cyclists

Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path and sidewalk

last update: 2015-12-21

JCCBI advises users that in anticipation of winter, the Jacques Cartier Bridge multiuse path and sidewalk will be closing on Wednesday, December 23, for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians.

OPENING : The multipurpose path and sidewalk do not have a set opening date. Before opening them, we must first ensure that there is no further risk of snow or freezing temperatures and complete spring cleaning.

CLOSURE : The multipurpose path and sidewalk do not have a set closure date. They will remain open until the weather no longer permits safe use.

Works of Signature sur le Saint-Laurent Group : Detour in place > La Riveraine bicycle path in Brossard.

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Major work for new bike and pedestrian path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure


(last update: 2015-11-12)

JCCBI announces that the shuttle service to carry cyclists and pedestrians safely across the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure is shutting down for the winter on Sunday, November 15, at 10 p.m. This cessation of service aligns with the Parc Jean Drapeau bike link’s winter closure.

Work on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure began in July and involves construction of a dedicated bike and pedestrian path and reinforcement of the deck. The project, slated to continue until spring 2016, will provide an enhanced experience for cyclists, pedestrians, and runners while increasing the load limit of the structure. Shuttle service will resume on April 1st.

JCCBI established the shuttle service connecting the seaway dike and Nuns’ Island this summer from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week, in preparation for work on the Ice Control Structure as well as to ensure users’ safety. JCCBI would like to thank cyclists and pedestrians for following the safety rules and using the shuttle service.

This project will up legal load limits since an increasing number of contractors and heavy vehicles will need to use the Ice Control Structure as part of major maintenance work on the Champlain Bridge and the new bridge construction project.

As the structural design of the Ice Control Structure allows for the addition of a separate path all along the structure, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated seized the opportunity to make this passage more secure and to enhance the experience of cyclists, pedestrians, and joggers. The new dedicated path will be three meters wide and equipped with an anti-skid surface, a light, durable and winter-compatible material. In addition, a system of LED street lights will be installed to considerably improve the quality of lighting while using much less energy.

Thank you for your patience during this period.

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.

  • You can also view access to the bike paths on 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.

Melocheville Tunnel (update 2015-12-03 )  

complete closure of the sidewalk until spring 2016

JCCB wishes to advise pedestrians of the complete closure of Melocheville tunnel sidewalk until March 31, 2016 , to carry out rehabilitation work on this important infrastructure of Montreal area . This closure is to ensure pedestrian safety during repairs

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