NAME CHANGE

Name Change – Westmount Walking and Cycling AssociationBecomes – Association of Pedestrians and Cyclists of Westmount

The Westmount Walking and Cycling Association has changed its name to the Association of Pedestrians and Cyclists of Westmount (APCW). In French-l’Association des piétons et cyclistes de Westmount

Increasingly, walking and cycling associations from various communities in Montreal are working together because many of the issues are not limited to the boundaries of a particular community. Other associations have chosen the name ‘Association des piétons et cyclistes’ followed by the name of their community. Also, the APC acronym works well in both French and English, which limits confusion and facilitates the design of logos, posters, etc. To foster collaboration and solidarity in the cycling community, we have decided to follow suit.—————————————————————————————

Changement de nom : l’Association de marche et cyclisme de Westmount devient l’Association des piétons et cyclistes de Westmount

L’Association de marche et cyclisme de Westmount a changé de nom pour l’Association des piétons et cyclistes de Westmount (APCW). En anglais – the Association of Pedestrians and Cyclists of Westmount

De plus en plus, les associations de la marche et de vélo établies dans divers arrondissements de Montréal collaborent pour promouvoir le transport actif. Cette collaboration est souvent nécessaire parce que les enjeux dépassent les frontières d’une communauté specifique. Quelques une de ces associations ont déjà choisi le nom « Association des piétons et cyclistes », suivi du nom de leur communauté.

L’acronyme APC fonctionne bien en français et en anglais ce qui limite la confusion et facilite la conception de logos, affiches, etc. Pour favoriser la collaboration et la solidarité, nous avons décidé d’emboîter le pas.

 

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POOR MARKS FOR SNOW CLEANING ON WESTMOUNT PORTION OF DE MAISONNEUVE BIKE PATH

At Westmount’s April council meeting, The Westmount Walking and Cycling Association presented the city with a Snowbank Award for poor snow cleaning of the bike path through Westmount this past winter.

There are four categories of awards for snow cleaning. Gold Snowflake, Silver Snowflake, Bronze Snowflake and Snowbank. They are based on the number of days that the bike path is closed due to snow. The Snowbank Award is for poor removal of snow. Last December the path was closed for 15 days due to snow (50%) and a total of 36 days this past winter (36%).

The city does not clear the snow as quickly as our neighbouring communities of Ville Marie and NDG.

The WWCA blames the problem on the order in which streets get cleaned in Westmount and not on the public works employees. De Maisonneuve Boulevard should be placed early on the snow cleaning schedule. The Association hopes to be able to present a Gold Snowflake to the city next year which means that the bike path would never be closed due to snowfall.