A safer city for cyclists
Re: “Bypass for cyclists in N.D.G. would cost $3.6M, city says” (Gazette, April 12)
So, the city doesn’t want to pony up $3.6 million to prevent a disaster-inwaiting.
Perhaps the city could offer some of the construction firms named by the Charbonneau Commission a chance to do a bit of “community service” and build us all a bike bypass.
As for cyclists taking a short cut, a couple of Montreal’s finest handing out tickets should nix that (as well as bringing in a bit more revenue). Alan Eames
Re: “Engineer remembered as a devoted cyclist” (Gazette, April 11)
The east side of Wellington St. from Bridge St. to de la Montagne appears to have space to incorporate a bike path without taking any space away from cars. It would, however, require the construction of a small structure to span the opening where the old Wellington Tunnel entrance is located.
In the city’s urban plan for the Griffintown Project for 2008, there is mention of improving the area at Wellington and de la Montagne for pedestrians.
It is unfortunate that five years later, this idea has still not proceeded to fruition. Ronald Gallant