Réseau express vélo : Portion 2 – Rue Saint-Antoine and Rue Saint-Jacques

Last updated June 27, 2022
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Portion 2 of the Réseau express vélo or REV in Le Sud-Ouest will be extended between Rue De Courcelle and Rue Guy.

The new bike paths have been designed to be protected and unidirectional over a 5.3 km distance so that cyclists of all levels can enjoy safe, comfortable and accessible travel.

All about the project

When?

  • Beginning of construction: Fall 2022 
  • End of construction: 2023

Where?

Between Rue Saint-Antoine and Rue Saint-Jacques, between Rue De Courcelle and Rue Guy. 

What?

  • Unidirectional bike paths in the same direction of traffic as cars (westbound for Rue Saint-Antoine and eastbound for Rue Saint-Jacques) 
  • Wide enough to allow for travel
  • Improving road surfaces where necessary 
  • Planting trees and plants at several intersections

Traffic and parking after construction

  • Traffic: Two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the project
  • Parking: Along most of the route, parking will be maintained on one side of the street 

Why?

With the REV, safe bike travel will be promoted thanks to:

  • Physical protection using concrete barriers at intersections 
  • Adding bike boxes at intersections where there are turns virages aux intersections
  • Creating a buffer zone between the parking lane and the bike path 
  • Adjusting the pre-programmed traffic lights

The REV will serve part of the borough from east to west. Cyclists will have access to: 

  • A number of parks, schools, daycare centres and early childhood education centres
  • The Lionel-Groulx and Place Saint-Henri metro stations
  • Arts and recreational institutions like the Centre Saint-Henri, the Galerie Bradley Ertaskiran or the Musée des ondes Emile-Berliner

    Once it is complete, portion 2 of the REV will be connected to downtown.

    Last year’s developments will be improved in certain places.

    Construction

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    Coordination with other construction sites

    The project will be coordinated with other projects in the area in order to minimize impacts. 

    A stretch of Rue Saint-Antoine between Rue Atwater and Rue Rose-de-Lima will be completely redeveloped after a drinking water rebuild that is currently underway has been finished.

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