The City of Rimouski will improve its cycling network

The City of Rimouski will improve its cycling network in the coming months. She announced on Tuesday afternoon a series of measures to “improve and promote active travel, particularly in the city center”.

The addition of a bicycle lane on both sides of rue Saint-Louis, between the Cégep de Rimouski and rue Saint-Germain, is notably planned.

More and more people want cycle paths, want to be able to connect different places in the city. […] We are talking in particular about the north-south axis which has been requested for a long time. We are heading in this directionsays the mayor of Rimouski, Guy Caron.

Another new feature: a “bicycle lock”, an area reserved for cyclists, will be set up at the intersection of Saint-Louis and Saint-Germain streets.

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A “bike lock” is a clearly visible area that allows cyclists to move in front of cars at traffic lights. (Archive photo)

Photo: Radio-Canada / Charles Contant

This is a way of ensuring the visibility of cyclists. […] The stop line for cars will be moved back from the stop line for bicyclesspecifies the engineer and head of the urban infrastructure division at the City of Rimouski, Steve Collin.

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The “bicycle lock” will be set up at the intersection of Saint-Louis and Saint-Germain streets.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Sébastien Ross

Around forty bicycle parking spaces will also be added to the city center, including 38 on Saint-Germain Street.

However, the City will have to wait before proceeding with the development of cycle paths and new sidewalks on Avenue de la Cathédrale, south of the 2e Street. She failed to obtain the necessary grants.

I assume that the number of requests this year was very large. We will come back next year with another grant requestassures Guy Caron.

With information from Marie-Christine Rioux

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