As part of its fight against COVID-19, Montreal will rethink its public space beginning in June by creating safe active transportation circuits for active transportation. Its objective is for Montrealers to be able to walk and bike safely.
Rethinking public space
Safe active transportation circuits have been designed to facilitate hygiene and distancing measures. They take different forms depending on the context in which they are implemented. There is more space for pedestrians on pedestrian corridors and streets, and there are new bike paths.
Safe active transportation circuits have been developed in order to reconfigure streets so that Montrealers can walk or bike to parks, schools, essential services and shops while complying with physical distancing measures.
New bike and pedestrian paths
Since the beginning of June, dozens of paths for cyclists and pedestrians have been created.
On the safe active transportation circuits, you can travel between Parc Mont-Royal, Parc Maisonneuve, Parc Jarry and Parc Frédéric-Back. They have been set up along commercial streets such as Rue Rachel and Avenue du Mont-Royal.
Montrealers can enjoy these new corridors all summer long.
Use an interactive map to see the location of safe active transportation circuits and other developments that promote active transportation.
Arts, sports and recreation
This summer, safe active lanes will come to life through art and performances including digital works and temporary art installations. Space for Life will offer creative and educational activities to celebrate nature in the city. All events will take place in compliance with public health directives.
Impact on parking and traffic
We are temporarily removing some parking spaces on certain streets and changing their configuration in order to install safe active transportation circuits. Some streets have become reserved for local traffic only or are one way.