Montréal is a great place to bike. Its vast network of 889 km of bike lanes makes it easy to travel all over the city, through parks, and along the river.
The Express Bike Network (EBN) is the backbone of Montréal’s cycling network. This user-friendly and attractive infrastructure is accessible all year round. Cycle paths that run through the boroughs connect to this network.
In winter, you can still use a bike. You just need the right equipment. Many bike lanes are cleared of snow at the same time as the street is, or soon after.
A biking map shows which of the 711 km of paths can be used 12 months a year. Among them:
- 214 km are bike paths protected by physical elements such as concrete walls and poles.
- 487 km are bike lanes with ground markings and signage.
During or after a snow clearing operation, part of the bike lane may not be accessible due to snow that is piled on either side of the road. The full lane will be accessible again once snow loading is complete.
The Bike Plan aims to plan and design the bike path network. It illustrates the existing network and identifies potential links to be developed. The city updates the plan every four years or so.
Any time is a great time to get on your bike. Explore Montréal’s neighbourhoods and nature parks on your own, or with family or friends.