Avenue Christophe-Colomb: creation of bicycle paths

Last updated March 13, 2024
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New bike paths, with an approximate length of seven kilometres on Avenue Christophe-Colomb, from Boulevard Gouin to Rue Saint-Grégoire, will connect four boroughs. The new path will make travel safer, by bike, as well as on foot, by bus and in cars.

Learn all about the project


Start of construction: June 2023

Scheduled completion: Summer 2025


On Avenue Christophe-Colomb, between Boulevard Gouin and Rue Saint-Grégoire.

Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie and Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension


The bike path on Avenue Christophe-Colomb between Boulevard Gouin and Rue Jarry was redeveloped and extended to Boulevard Rosemont in summer 2023. It will be extended to Rue Saint-Grégoire in 2024.

The new bike lanes are located on either side of the street, between the sidewalk and the parking lane. They are defined by pavement markings and bollards.

Further development work, such as the installation of bus platforms and bus shelters, will be carried out along the entire length of the new bike route from autumn 2024 to summer 2025. The configuration will then be permanent.

Traffic and parking

  • One traffic lane in each direction will be removed from Rue Jarry to Boulevard Rosemont
  • One northbound traffic lane will be removed between Rue Saint-Grégoire and Boulevard Rosemont
  • Public transit service will be maintained
  • Bus stops will be transferred to the far side of intersections for safer travel on foot and bicycle
  • About thirty traffic lights will be modified
  • Eighty-five per cent of parking spaces will be maintaine


In addition to making travel safer, the redesign of Christophe-Colomb will mean:

  • Traffic calming due to the removal of automobile travel lanes
  • A response to the increasing bicycle use on this axis, as evidenced, in particular, by the congestion on the Rue Boyer bicycle path
  • Better sharing of mobility space among all travel modes
  • Active transportation
  • Better connectivity by bicycle: easy access to about ten parks, several east-west bike paths, recreational centres as well as nearby childcare centres and schools
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Project progress in photos

Check out these photos to see how work is progressing and how our teams are getting the job done.

The new and improved facilities

Our teams making it happen

Information evening

Did you miss the information evening on the improvement and development of bicycle path on Christophe-Colomb Avenue? Watch it here:

Presentation letter

Survey report

Consult the results of the online survey of the population in February 2023 (in French).