Pedestrians and cyclists

On this page, pedestrians and cyclists can find different information about places to explore, viewpoints to discover, and the paths’ seasons of use. Signs have been put up so that you can see at a glance whether a path is open or closed.

JCCBI promotes active mobility and opened the multipurpose path of the Jacques Cartier Bridge earlier this year due to favorable weather. However, during this pandemic period, users are invited to adopt safe behavior on the path as elsewhere in public spaces. Please note that the sidewalk is currently close until further notice.

Project: simulation of winter operations

During winter 2019-2020, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) led a simulated winter operations project on the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path in which 25 test cyclists participated. 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. For all the details, please click here.

The final report from the winter simulation will be released to the public in the coming months.

Jacques Cartier Bridge Multipurpose Path Opened - Pedestrian access to the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path restricted (since April 10) - On May 23 and 24, security guards will be present, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

You can cross the St. Lawrence River by bike, and even take the access ramp to spend some time at Parc Jean-Drapeau, thanks to the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path. Located on the upstream side of the bridge, the 2.7-km path lets you admire a spectacular view of downtown, Mount Royal and the Old Port.

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Located on the downstream side of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the sidewalk stretches over 2.7 km and has an incredible view of the east side of the city and the Port of Montreal. Enhance your excursion through the pedestrian crossing of the Île Sainte-Hélène pavilion, where a large mural takes you on a quick trip back in time.

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Bicycle Path on the Estacade Estacade Bicycle path - opened

Looking for an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River and the Champlain Bridge? During the day and evening, cyclists and pedestrians can take the 2-km bicycle path over the ice control structure from Île des Sœurs to the seaway dike bicycle path network.

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Melocheville Tunnel Sidewalk Sidewalk - Opened

Located near the Beauharnois generating station, the Melocheville Tunnel passes directly under the St. Lawrence Seaway to maintain a constant flow of vehicles—and pedestrians! In fact, the tunnel has a dedicated sidewalk that lets you safely walk the 1.4 km under the river.

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