Multipurpose path on the Jacques Cartier Bridge: Simulation of winter operations

7 November 2019


The simulation of winter operations on the multipurpose path of the Jacques-Cartier deployed by JCCBI is a closed-circuit project involving a limited number of test cyclists. We would like to remind you that the track will not be open to the public this winter. In order to ensure a good supervision of the test cyclists during this project, the number of cyclists was limited to 25. As more than 150 people have already expressed their interest to participate in the project, we must close the registrations because we have enough candidates to form our control group. We would like to thank all cyclists for their interest in this project. Over the next few days, we will send a follow-up email to everyone who has contacted us. Thank you!

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) will carry out simulated winter operations on the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path during winter 2019-2020. JCCBI aims at refining maintenance, monitoring and communications protocols in actual conditions to assess the level of service that can be provided on the path during the winter.

Winter operations will be simulated in a closed system after the path is closed at the end of the fall. JCCBI is looking to determine the most effective snow removal techniques and deicing products while collecting comments and experiences from cyclists who will take the path. The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will run a shuttle, , called VéloBus Jacques-Cartier, for cyclists who will not be able to cross the bridge this winter.

The cyclists who participate in the project will do so on a pro-bono and voluntary basis. They will have to sign an agreement with JCCBI and commit to attending an information session and to meeting the conditions for using the path. The participating cyclists must be able to cross the bridge and help with the simulation project every day as the path conditions permit. Cyclists who are interested in participating can contact JCCBI at [email protected], until November 22, 2019.


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