Following Denis Coderre’s politically motivated cancellation of the Brébeuf Street bicycle path project, which would have increased safety on Montreal’s second most popular bike path with its 7500 daily users, Projet Montréal is concerned for the future of Montreal’s cycling network.
Denis Coderre now holds the dubious honour of being the first mayor to set back the development of Montreal’s cycling network. This consensual city-driven project in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough was requested by the cycling community.
Cycling in Montreal needs to be made much safer. Every year, there are more than 650 collisions between a cyclist and a motor vehicle in Montreal - in some cases, at the expense of the cyclist’s life.
To improve the safety of Montreal’s cyclists, we need more cycling facilities, including bicycle boxes and exclusive bike paths. Dangerous intersections must be reconfigured; underpasses must be made safer for cyclists, and cyclovias must be implemented. Cities around the world are taking such measures and Montreal must follow suit.
Denis Coderre must take a stand for cycling safety. Sign if you agree!