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When will you advise us that spring and summer hours are in effect?

There is no fixed date for the changeover to the 24/7 spring-summer schedule. A notice is sent to active mobility users to inform them of the new hours once weather conditions permit and the surfaces are safe to use. 

Information about active mobility will only be communicated via: 

When will you let us know when fall-winter hours are in effect?

There is no fixed date for the changeover to winter hours (or when the path and sidewalk are closed at night), as this depends on weather conditions. We will inform you of the new hours a few days in advance so that you can plan your travel. 

Information about active mobility will only be communicated via: 

Can we get an alert when a path is closed?

A few years ago, the Corporation set up a system on its website to let users know at a glance whether the path is open or closed. You can also sign up for our alerts to get an e-mail in the case of a sudden closure.

Where can I find information about the different bicycle path networks?

You can consult several tools about the region’s bicycle paths, and multiple partners share responsibility for different sectors.

Here are some links you can consult to plan your trip using the region’s bicycle paths.

Active Mobility Live Network:

Parc Jean-Drapeau bike link:

  • Ste. Catherine Lock
  • St. Lambert Lock
  • Seaway dike
  • Parc Jean-Drapeau

La Route Verte

Trans Canada Trail

How can bicycle path users share their comments with JCCBI?

Users can contact JCCBI by filling out the form on the Contact us page and over our digital platforms.

JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE MULTIPURPOSE PATH AND SIDEWALK
When will we be notified whenever the path and sidewalk are closed/reopened?

Users who subscribe to our email alerts will receive a work notice a few days in advance in the event of a path and sidewalk closure. In the event of an emergency closure, users will be notified at the same time the path is closed.

In any event, information about active mobility will only be communicated via:

On the Active Mobility web page, JCCBI has set up colour codes to let users quickly identify the path conditions.

  • Green: Path/sidewalk open – Good conditions
  • Yellow: Path/sidewalk open – Work with flaggers, slowing down and reduction of the path
  • Red: Path/sidewalk closed – Work in progress, accident or special event
Are bicycles and electric scooters allowed on the multipurpose path?

Yes, pedal-powered and pedel-less electric bicycles and scooters are permitted on the multipurpose path if they meet the requirements of the Highway Safety Code and they must respect the 20 km/h path speed limits. These vehicles can also circulate in chicanes.

Are you planning to redevelop the approaches of the Jacques Cartier Bridge bicycle path and sidewalk?

JCCBI is revitalizing the land under the Jacques Cartier Bridge by creating pedestrian paths, planting trees, shrubs and perennials, installing urban furniture, and installing bioretention basins to manage water that drains from the bridge. 

• Summer season
What are the spring and summer hours for the path and sidewalk?

It is possible to use  the path and sidewalk 24/7, except during the winter when they are closed at night.

Are temporary path and sidewalk closures expected this season?

Yes, there will be occasional night closures throughout the summer for different types of maintenance work. Please remember that it is essential to adhere to closure notices for safety reasons.

Is the pedestrian tunnel at the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP) open?

Yes, the pedestrian tunnel at the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP), which connects the sidewalk to the path is open. 

• Winter season
What are the fall and winter hours for the path and sidewalk?

In the winter, the path and sidewalk can be used between 5:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week, when conditions permit.

Why do you close the path and sidewalk at night?

Between 10:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., JCCBI’s teams perform preventive maintenance on the path and sidewalk to minimize closures during operating hours. Weekend closures are sometimes necessary for more in-depth snow removal operations.

How can I check the conditions of the path and sidewalk?

You can check them in two ways: 

  1. Via the mobile variable messaging signs at the entrances to the path and sidewalk on the Longueuil and Montreal sides.
  2. Via our Active Mobility web page.


On the Active Mobility web page, JCCBI has set up colour codes to let users quickly identify the path conditions.

  • Green: Path/sidewalk open – Good conditions
  • Yellow: Path/sidewalk open – Work with flaggers, slowing down and reduction of the path
  • Red: Path/sidewalk closed – Work in progress, accident or special event
Is the pedestrian tunnel at the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP) open?

The pedestrian tunnel of the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP), which connects the sidewalk to the path, is closed during the winter.

BICYCLE PATH ON THE ESTACADE
What time of year does the bicycle path of the Champlain Bridge Estacade open?

The bicycle path of the Champlain Bridge Estacade is open from April to December.

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) coordinates with the Parc Jean-Drapeau bicycle path network to announce the hours of operation for the bicycle path on the Estacade.

What species can be observed from the Champlain Bridge Estacade and how are you protecting these animals?

JCCBI is helping to protect the site’s biodiversity with a winter refuge for brown snakes and nesting habitats under the Champlain Bridge Estacade for the largest colony of cliff swallows in Quebec.

MELOCHEVILLE TUNNEL SIDEWALK
When will the sidewalk of the Melocheville Tunnel open and close?

As the City of Beauharnois manages the pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk, as well as the maintenance of the sidewalk, JCCBI carries out this closure every winter at the request of the City.

HONORÉ MERCIER BRIDGE BIKE PATH AND SIDEWALK
Can we expect works on the Honoré Mercier bridge bike path and sidewalk?

The Honoré Mercier Bridge is administered by both the provincial and federal governments. The bicycle path and sidewalk in the federal section of the Honoré Mercier Bridge have been closed for a few years. 
The required work on the bicycle path and sidewalk in the federal section is complete. However, the work currently being done on the Honoré Mercier Bridge is being carried out by the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ). 

These corridors should be opened once the entire bicycle and pedestrian link, including the section managed by the MTQ, is complete. Please contact the MTQ directly for more details about this work.

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