5 February 2020
Since December 23, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) has been carrying out a winter operation simulation in a closed system on the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path with the help of 25 test cyclists who use the path on a daily basis. Preliminary data show that the project is going well.
From December 23 to January 31, the test cyclists were able to use the multipurpose path on 24 days for a total of 527 trips. The test cyclists must fill out a survey after each trip to evaluate the quality of the path’s cycling surface. So far, their overall evaluation is 2.84 out of 3, which is very positive.
The winter simulation project takes place from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. The path is therefore closed on weekends as well as from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. during the week. JCCBI will continue the winter simulation until the path officially opens in the spring. In the meantime, the Jacques Cartier Bridge path and sidewalk remain closed to the public. The final report from the winter simulation will be released to the public in the coming months.
To read the press release, please clik here.