Longueuil is offering a new link to cyclists who will be riding in Vieux-Longueuil this winter. Saint-Laurent Street West, rather than the Deslauniers linear trail, should be preferred between the metro station and the Édouard-Montpetit CEGEP.
The approximately 5 km trip will link the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, the Longueuil – Université-de-Sherbrooke metro station and the Jacques-Cartier bridge, via rue Saint-Laurent Ouest. Remember that the multi-purpose path of the bridge will be accessible to all cyclists this year. Last year, it was the subject of a pilot project, reserved for a few fans of winter cycling.
“Given the cycling movements observed in recent years and the constraints in snow removal operations on bicycle lanes, the City is proposing a new route that better meets the needs of cyclists,” she said in a press release. This course is also equipped with infrastructures that can be more easily cleared of snow. ”
Signage will be installed by the end of November on Saint-Laurent Street West. The final layout of the course, including the marking, will be completed in the spring.
This link follows the pilot project carried out in recent years, which also linked the terminus to the Cégep, but along a route including the Desaulniers trail. The latter will remain maintained for pedestrians.
The new link does not incur any additional expense in terms of maintenance this year. “In 2021, depending on the extension of the network, an additional investment may be considered,” said the City. Courier du Sud.
At the municipal council meeting on October 20, Councilor Éric Bouchard enthusiastically announced the first kilometers of a “permanent white network”. “This is a major breakthrough, we are talking about a network which is set to expand in the years to come. These are expenses that will be recurring from year to year. ”
Longueuil reminds that it is from December 1 that the regulations on winter parking come into force. Street parking will be prohibited until April 1, between midnight and 6 a.m., when a parking ban notice is issued, no later than 5 p.m. on the same day.
This measure is intended to facilitate snow removal from traffic lanes, snow loading and ice-breaking operations.
Despite the lifting of a parking ban, snow blowing operations may be necessary, which will be announced by temporary signage at targeted locations.
Violators face a fine and risk having their vehicle moved or towed at their expense.
The City offers several ways to find out about parking prohibition notices and their lifting: subscribe to electronic notices by text or email; consult the home page of its website at Longueuil.quebec; contact 311; consult his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and those of Capitaine Déneige; and monitor the variable display electronic panels on the territory.
When on-street parking is prohibited, outdoor parking is available to citizens in order to park their vehicle there for a maximum of 24 hours. The list of parking lots is available at Longeuil.quebec/neige/stationnements-gratuits.