Cycling network in CDN-NDG

Last updated April 18, 2024
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The CDN-NDG bike path network covers approximately 40 km, with nearly 17 km of dedicated bike lanes, some of which are accessible year-round. This cycling network is designed to foster harmonious cohabitation and ensure that users of all transportation modes can share the roads more safely.


In addition to improving safety for cyclists, the new infrastructures and development projects will:

  • Meet the growing demand for cycling infrastructures.
  • Improve shared mobility spaces for each mode of transportation.
  • Promote active mobility.
  • Improve west-east and south-north connectivity for cyclists: access to several parks, higher education institutions and health establishments, and to local childcare centres and schools.
  • Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Map of the bike path

Montréal is a city of cyclists. Its vast bike path network spans 901 km and allows users to get around with ease on streets as well as in parks and along the shoreline.

This map lets users view Montréal’s bike path network, identify the types of paths that it features, and find bike lanes in the vicinity of their geolocation or a specific address.

In 2023, some 9 km of existing cycling infrastructures were secured, and close to 3 km of protected 2-way bike lanes were added to the network in CDN-NDG, bringing the total number of kilometres of bike paths and lanes to close to 40 km across the borough.

New 2-way cycling infrastructures

  1. Avenue Bourret: 1.5 km of secured cycling infrastructure from Avenue Clanranald to Rue Légaré
  2. Avenue Walkley: 1,150 metres of protected 2-way bike lanes from Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc to Rue de Terrebonne

Secured bike network

  1. Avenue Fielding: 950 metres from Rue West Broadway to Rue Walkley
  2. Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit: 1,400 metres from Avenue Trans Island to Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
  3. Avenue Barclay: 2,530 metres from Avenue de Westbury to Avenue Wilderton
  4. Avenue Plamondon: 1,230 metres from Avenue de Westbury to Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
  5. Rue Lacombe: 1,920 metres from Avenue Trans Island to Rue Mckenna
  6. Rue Goyer: 690 metres from Chemin Hudson to Avenue Wilderton

Protected, 2-way and 1-way lanes
These bike paths are separated from other traffic lanes by physical barriers. In the initial phases, the paths will be bordered by bollards. Once the new infrastructures have been completed, the paths will be separated by medians, or raised above street level. Ground marking indicates whether the lane is 1-way or 2-way. 

Bike lanes
Lanes reserved for cyclists, with no physical border. Marking on the road surface is used to set off the bike lanes.

Advanced stop line (Sas): Protected spaces in which to wait for the green light
Have you noticed the 2 advanced stop lines on Rue de Bellechasse at the corner of Rue Boyer and Rue de Chateaubriand? An advanced stop line is a bicycle-only space that allows cyclists to position themselves in front of the vehicles at a red light so that they are more visible.

Bicycle boulevards
On a bicycle boulevard, the traffic lane is shared between cyclists and motorists. Attention: Priority is given to cyclists. In general, bicycle boulevards are developed along narrower streets with minimal car traffic. For further details concerning bicycle boulevards.

Multi-purpose path
Off-street bike path on an exclusive right-of-way shared by pedestrians and cyclists. Within the borough, there are paths on the Réseau-Vert alongside the railway, in Parc Maisonneuve and the municipal golf course.

Snow removal on protected bike paths for year-round cycling!

Change has come to your bike paths this winter! From November 15 to April 1st, the year-round cycling lanes on Walkley and Lacombe will be maintained and cleared of snow:

  • Walkley between Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc and Rue Terrebonne (NDG)  
    2-way bike path protected by bollards and the parking lane
  • Rue Lacombe between Rue Lemieux and Rue Mckenna (CDN)  
    One-way bike path protected by the parking lane

The other protected bike lanes were removed for the season to allow on-street parking again.

Effective April 1, protected bike lanes will be re-established on these streets and people parking their vehicles will be required to leave the bike path clear near the sidewalk.

To achieve this

  • Monitoring of the network’s condition is carried out by our teams.
  • Signage is deployed to ensure compliance with the clearance distance between the sidewalk, bike path, and parking areas.

Have you noticed that the snow has not been adequately cleared from a bike path? Please report the problem to us so that a crew can take corrective action as soon as possible.