With winter and snow approaching, changes are in store for both cyclists and motorists in Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
As of November 15, there’s a change on your bike paths. The bike lanes on Walkley and Lacombe will be maintained and cleared of snow throughout the winter.
Also on November 15, the other protected bike lanes will be removed for the winter, and cars will be able to resume curbside parking.
Our new 4-season protected bike lane network is located on :
- Walkley between Côte-Saint-Luc and de Terrebonne (NDG)
- Lacombe between Lemieux and Mckenna (CDN)
Information on improvements in 2023
The cycling network in CDN-NDG is being enhanced by making 9 km of existing bike lanes safer and adding nearly 3 km of protected two-way bike lanes. Cyclists will be able see the benefits in June 2023!
The addition of two bike lanes on Avenue Bourret and Avenue Walkley will bring the total number of kilometres of bike paths and lanes in CDN-NDG to nearly 40 km. These safer cycling routes are part of the Ville de Montréal’s 2019 Cycling Plan.
In addition to making cycling safer, the improvements will:
- Meet the requests of the ever-increasing number of cyclists
- Improve the sharing of public space for each mode of transportation
- Encourage active transportation
- Improve the connectivity of bike routes from west to east and from south to north, providing access to several parks and higher education and health institutions, as well as daycare centres and schools located nearby
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Safer bike lanes
950 meters from Rue West Broadway to Rue Walkley. The configuration differs where the bike route borders a park.
One-way bike lane that is protectedby on-street parking
The planned configuration below applies to Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit, Avenue Barclay, Avenue Plamondon, Rue Goyer and Rue Lacombe. It offers a one-way bike lane that is protectedby on-street parking.
Safer bike lanes
- Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit: 1,400 metres from Avenue Trans Island to Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
- Avenue Barclay: 2,530 metres from Avenue Westbury to Avenue Wilderton
- Avenue Plamondon: 1,230 metres from Avenue de Westbury to Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
- Rue Lacombe: 1,920 metres from Avenue Trans Island to Rue McKenna
- Rue Goyer: 690 metres from Chemin Hudson to Avenue Wilderton
New two-way cycling routes
Avenue Bourret will have a brand new 1.5 km protected two-way bike lane from Avenue Clanranald to Rue Légaré.
Another new two-way cycling routes
Avenue Walkley will have a protected two-way bike lane from Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc to Rue de Terrebonne, which will be 1,150 metres long.
The parking surveys carried out in the fall of 2022 and in February 2023 show that the parking occupancy rate on the street averages around 75%.This will be maintained despite the removal of certain parking spaces.Less than 10% of all parking spaces will be removed, including spaces located in the 5 metre clearances already prohibited by the Highway Safety Code.