Active mobility on the Jacques Cartier Bridge | New devices and signage
January 17, 2023Jacques Cartier BridgeActive mobility
To improve the experience and safety of active mobility users, JCCBI has put up devices at strategic locations on the Jacques Cartier Bridge that include standard traffic signs, radar speed signs, variable messaging signs, anti-glare fencing, and automated barriers.
JCCBI has installed standard signage on the bridge specifically for active mobility users.
At strategic locations on both the multipurpose path and the sidewalk, these new signs include a diagram to let users easily visualize the location of the lookouts, stairs, rest areas and chicanes on the bridge. The signs also confirm how the Highway Safety Code applies to these corridors.
Tab signs indicating “Winter Conditions” have also been put up under each of these signs to let users know about the elements they may have to watch out for to stay safe during the winter season.
Radar speed signs
The Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path is located on an urban bridge, has atypical geometry, and is exposed to particular weather conditions. For your own and others’ safety, it is important to follow the speed limit of 20 km/h on the path.
Radar speed signs have been installed at various points along the path.
Variable messaging signs
You will also notice variable messaging signs (VMS) informing you of path conditions at all times (e.g. Yellow condition – Icy areas) so that you can adapt to the path conditions.
Following comments received from users, JCCBI has installed on the Jacques Cartier Bridge to reduce the glare from vehicle headlights. After conducting a study, JCCBI targeted four locations on the multipurpose path:
Section 2 - South Shore side: a 35-m area and a 20-m area
Section 4 - between the St. Lawrence Seaway and Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion: a 35-m area
Section 8 - Montreal side: an 80-m area
Automated barriers that open and close remotely have been installed at strategic locations on the multipurpose path and sidewalk to facilitate our operations in the field.
For more information, visit our web page.
Thank you and please stay safe on our active mobility network!