FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – Active Mobility
SPRING AND SUMMER : JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE MULTIPURPOSE PATH AND SIDEWALK
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.
When will you let us know that spring/summer hours are in effect?
There is no fixed date for the spring opening of the path and sidewalk. When conditions permit and crossing are safe, a notice is sent to active mobility users to inform them. This year, the path and sidewalk will open 24/7 on March 18, 2021.
What are the spring and summer hours for the path and sidewalk?
It is allowed to circulate 24/7 at all times to move day and night on the path and sidewalk.
Is the pedestrian tunnel at the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP) open?
No. The pedestrian tunnel at the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP), which connects the sidewalk to the path, remains closed in compliance with the government’s pandemic-related distancing guidelines.
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.
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:
- Our Twitter account dedicated to active mobility: @mobiliteactive
- Our email alerts: Check “active mobility” to get them
- Our web page: Active Mobility Live Network
On the Active Mobility Live Network 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
What are the opening hours of the Champlain Bridge Estacade bicycle path?
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 ice control structure.
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.
How can bicycle path users share their comments with JCCBI?
Users can contact JCCBI by our Contact us form and over our digital platforms.
Are you planning to redevelop the approaches of the Jacques Cartier Bridge bicycle path and sidewalk?
The Ville de Montréal is looking to enhance the land near the bridge. The City’s “Downtown Strategy” is part of a broader project to revitalize the downtown area by 2030. The objective is to strengthen the urban fabric in the area, increase the amount of green surfaces, and improve pedestrian and bicycle paths.
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.