Monthly Archives: September 2011

MORE NEWS ABOUT THE DE MAISONNEUVE BIKE PATH

The Gazette article today regarding the bike path is more hopeful but cyclists must keep a watch on this issue.  See the article:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/detour+sight+Maisonneuve+bikers/5474199/story.html

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Possible closing of De Maisonneuve Bike Path on front page of Sept 28 Gazette

The front page of the Gazette has a big colour photo and headline “Westmount May Shift Gears on Bike Path”  The online edition does not have that photo.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/Overcrowded+Westmount+bike+path+become+safety+hazard+group/5467576/story.html

Whether the closing of the path is a possibility or not, we must be vigilant and work to keep it open.  The article is a warning to those cyclists who speed on the path. They must  slow down going through Westmount.  The group who want to close the path are not urban cyclists.  There is a lot of bashing of cyclists these days and we must counteract this trend.  We can start by encouraging all cyclists to follow the rules.  We can work on changing the rules that don’t make sense such as stopping at every stop sign when there is no one in sight.

 

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CAR DRIVER DOORS A CYCLIST

The following video shows why cyclists should be wary of riding too close to parked cars.

http://www.bikecommutenews.com/2011/09/why-cyclists-should-avoid-door-zone.html

GOOD IDEAS FROM JOSH FREED

Read Josh Freed’s ideas for a solution to the cyclists-drivers-pedestrian problem in Montreal.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Montreal+Accord+road+peace+streets/5451944/story.html

WESTMOUNT WALKING AND CYCLING ASSOCIATION PRESENT THEIR VISION OF WESTMOUNT TRAFFIC WITH PRESENTATION OF THEIR TRAFFIC AND ACTIVE TRANSPORT PLAN

WWCA President Dan Lambert and WWCA member Roger Jochym presented their plan for traffic in Westmount to Genivar, the company who is preparing a Master Traffic Plan for Westmount, and the mayor of Westmount.  They hope to present it to the remaining council members and to the public in the near future.  To read this excellent plan showing the WWCA’s  idea of making Westmount a more liveable place  with more people walking and riding bicycles and with less cars please look here:

http://www.wma-amw.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/WWCA-Master-Plan-Issues.pdf