Montreal Summer Photos 5


With its 876 km of bicycle lanes, Montreal is definitely a bicycle city adapted to bicycle transport, bicycle recreation, bicycle exercise and bicycle sport. The large number of "vélos" everywhere is definitely a confirmation.

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Bicycle paths laid out on our city roads and restricted to cyclists for some, bikers for others although bikes and bikers is common slang that usually refers to motorcycles and motorcyclists.

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For your information a city road is either a street, an avenue or a boulevard.

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Our bicycles lanes are defined with parallel white stripes, a pictogram of a bicycle, arrows to indicate the direction of the traffic and diamonds to indicate that the lanes are for bicycles only. 

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Some of our bicycle paths have been transformed into independent bicycle lanes separated from car traffic by a physical element such as concrete to increase the safety of the cyclists.

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Multiuse paths are located in parks and are designed to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists even if the combination is not always ideal and safe.

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Many different bicycle paths and a non-profit bicycle-sharing system and organization called BIXI Montreal created by the City of Montreal in 2014.

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The mission of BIXI Montréal is to contribute to the health and the well-being of Montrealers.

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The vision of BIXI Montreal is to be recognized as a key player by the Montreal public transport system.

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And, the values of BIXI Montreal include social responsibility and collaboration.

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A BIXI system also popular in the cities of Québec, Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga and London as well as in a rather large number of cities in United States.

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Accidents do happen and it's always important for cyclists to 1) avoid riding between cars 2) be predictable 3) be attentive 4) look before turning 5) follow all speed limits 6) go with the traffic flow ...

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7) obey traffic laws 8) ride in the same direction as other vehicles 9) ride on the right of the road 10) stay alert at all times 11) watch for parked cars and 12) yield to traffic when appropriate.  

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There are more than one million cyclists in our city. A popularity and and enthusiasm no doubt encouraged by a bicycle path network that spans on close to 850 kilometrers, with half being accessible in winter and by BIXI Montreal, our public bicycle sharing system. 

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Crosswalks for pedestrians are indicated with a set of white bars perpendicular to the direction of the crossing. Bars that are typically 12 to 24 inches wide and set 12 to 24 inches apart. 

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550x363I know, not at all a bicycle but I couldn't resist. This is a very classy, very beautiful motor bike in a perfect surrounding. Photo RLB

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Summer Photos 5 by Rachel Louise Barry


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