Multipurpose path : Active transportation is for everyone!

16 September 2019

Active transportation is very popular these days and includes different forms of travel: walking or running, biking, getting around in a standard wheelchair, in-line skating, skateboarding, and many other forms. 

With an incredible view of the Old Port and downtown Montreal, the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path is a unique part of Montreal’s active transportation network. The nearly 3-km path connects the Island of Montreal to the South Shore over the St. Lawrence River. Its unusual location and elevation as well as its steep slopes and tight turns can be a challenge for even the most experienced walkers, runners and cyclists. This is why everyone has to follow the rules and be courteous at all times so that everyone can safely enjoy this active transportation corridor.


  • Be visible
  • Ride on the right side of the path and in a straight line
  • Limit your speed to 20 km/h
  • Stop at the intersection of the Île Sainte-Hélène pavilion
  • In the chicanes, give right of way to the person climbing a hill
  • Ride in single file when in a group
  • Follow the signs
  • Avoid wearing headphones

Come to the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path to take in the view as you enjoy a safe walk, run or ride!

Get the latest information about JCCBI’s bicycle and pedestrian network by consulting the Pedestrians and Cyclists section of our website, by following us on Twitter @pontJCBridge, or by signing up for our “pedestrians and cyclists” list for e-mail alerts.