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11 January 2017
Winter cycling in Montreal: What’s new in time for WCC 2017
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Visiting Montreal for the Winter Cycling Congress in February? This year, improvements in winter maintenance are making winter cycling easier for visitors and seasoned residents alike. Cyclists can now enjoy 429 kilometers of bike paths that will be cleared throughout the winter. 

Montreal’s four-season network is growing and a list of paths can be found here. Here are a few other recent improvements to look out for:

Lachine Canal Snow Removal

A new pilot project by Parks Canada and the City of Montreal clears snow on a 1 km section of the Lachine Canal. The Lachine Canal connects riders to the four-seasons network and is a popular destination for cyclists.

Apps for Finding Your Way

Need to find out if a path is cleared or other information? There’s an app for that! InfoNeige can tell you if a path or trail has been cleared. The app connects to the city’s open data. Use the MonResoVelo app to plan your routes and supply data on your trip back to the City of Montreal for future planning.

Events Celebrating Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

While having no impact on amount of snow on the ground, fun events will lift your spirits. On Saturday, February 11th, take part in a night ride challenge organized by Vélo Québec as a closing event for the Winter Cycling Congress. The event is free event and open to the public.

Learn more about WCC 2017. We’ll be there! David Beitel and Eco-Counter’s Jean-François Rheault will be presenting “Evaluating the temporal evolution of winter bicycle ridership” on February 8th.

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