Montreal Rolling Out Ambitious Expansion of its Bicycle Lane Network
"The city of Montreal will add 26 km of bike lanes over the next two years as part of its plan to make bicycling safer," according to an article by CTV News Montreal.
The new lanes will run on five axes in the city's core, according to the article. Together the system is called the Express Bicycle Network, or REV (Reseau Express Velo).
"In several years Montreal hopes to have 17 separate bike routes that will span 184 km of streets, from the eastern tip of the island to the West Island," according to the article.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is quoted in the article voicing support for designing streets that reflect the stated priorities of getting people out of cars. "Mayor Plante said that people should get used to roads in their current arrangement being rearranged."