The current health crisis includes many challenges that upset resident’s daily life. How can you travel around while complying with physical distancing, especially in densely populated areas?
As Montréal faces these challenges, it is mobilizing to revisit the design of public space. Its objective is to make travel easier for Montrealers, by foot or by bike.
Due to COVID-19, Montréal is creating safe active transportation circuits that will be part of the urban landscape beginning in June. This will promote active travel, like walking and biking, and will help Montrealers to get around while respecting physical distancing.
New bike and walking paths
Beginning in June, five streets will offer new paths for pedestrians and for cyclists. On these safe active transportation circuits, Montrealers can travel between Parc Mont-Royal, Parc Maisonneuve, Parc Jarry and Parc Frédéric-Back.
They will run along commercial streets like Rue Rachel and Avenue du Mont-Royal.
Montrealers can enjoy these new paths all summer long
See an interactive map of safe active paths and other developments to promote active travel in Montréal.
Facilitating physical distancing
Developing safe active transportation circuits means that streets can be reconfigured so that pedestrians and cyclists can travel to parks, schools, essential services and businesses while complying with physical distancing measures.