Active mobility

How to be informed about the opening status of a path?

The Active mobility section of our website was set up to let users know at a glance whether a path is open or closed. Information about active mobility is also communicated via: 

Where can I find information about the different bicycle path networks?

You can consult several tools about the region’s bicycle paths, and multiple partners share responsibility for different sectors.

Here are some links you can consult to plan your trip using the region’s bicycle paths.

Active Mobility Live Network:

Parc Jean-Drapeau bike link:

  • Ste. Catherine Lock
  • St. Lambert Lock
  • Seaway dike
  • Parc Jean-Drapeau

La Route Verte

Trans Canada Trail

How can bicycle path users share their comments with JCCBI?

Users can contact JCCBI by filling out the form on the Contact us page.

• Regular season
What are the regular season hours for the multipurpose path and sidewalk?

It is possible to use the path and sidewalk 24/7, except during the winter when they are closed at night.

Are temporary path and sidewalk closures expected this season?

Yes, there will be occasional night closures throughout the summer for different types of maintenance work. Please remember that it is essential to adhere to closure notices for safety reasons.

How can I find out the current conditions of the multipurpose path?

Variable message signs (VMS) are located at the entrances to the multipurpose path on the Longueuil side and the Montréal side of the bridge, informing active mobility users at all times of the path’s condition for greater safety during winter operations (example: Condition yellow – partly ice-covered).

Is the pedestrian tunnel at the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP) open during the regular season?

Yes, the pedestrian tunnel of the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP), which connects the sidewalk to the path, is opened during the regular season.

• Winter season
When will you let us know when winter hours are in effect?

There is no annual fixed date for the changeover to winter hours, as this depends on weather conditions. Active mobility users will be informed of the new hours a few days in advance so that they can plan their travel. 

Please note: During winter season, information about active mobility is only communicated via: 

What are the winter hours for the multipurpose path?

In the winter, the path can be used between 5:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week, when conditions permit. Note that the sidewalk will be closed this winter season due to low use over the past years of winter operation.

Is the pedestrian tunnel at the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP) open during the winter season?

During the winter season, the pedestrian tunnel of the Île Sainte-Hélène Pavilion (ISHP), which connects the sidewalk to the path, is closed.

Can we get an alert when the path is closed?

During winter season, information about active mobility is only communicated via: 

In case of a temporary closure, an email and a tweet will be sent to subscribers to inform them of the situation.

Why do you close the multipurpose path at night?

Between 10:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., JCCBI’s teams perform preventive maintenance on the path to minimize closures during operating hours. Weekend closures are sometimes necessary for more in-depth snow removal operations.

• Fireworks at the Jacques Cartier Bridge
Are the Jacques Cartier Bridge sidewalk and multipurpose path will be open to users during the fireworks?

The sidewalk and the multipurpose path are completely closed between 7:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. during these events.

Are bicyles allowed on the Jacques Cartier Bridge during the fireworks?

Only pedestrians, strollers and people with reduced mobility have access to the bridge during these events; bicycles are not allowed on the bridge.

What time of year does the bicycle path of the Champlain Bridge Estacade open?

The bicycle path of the Champlain Bridge Estacade is open from April to December.

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) coordinates with the Parc Jean-Drapeau bicycle path network to announce the hours of operation for the bicycle path on the Estacade.

What species can be observed from the Champlain Bridge Estacade and how are you protecting these animals?

JCCBI is helping to protect the site’s biodiversity with a winter refuge for brown snakes and nesting habitats under the Champlain Bridge Estacade for the largest colony of cliff swallows in Quebec.

When will the sidewalk of the Melocheville Tunnel open and close?

As the City of Beauharnois manages the pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk, as well as the maintenance of the sidewalk, JCCBI carries out this closure every winter at the request of the City.

Can we expect works on the Honoré Mercier bridge bike path and sidewalk?

The Honoré Mercier Bridge is administered by both the provincial and federal governments. The bicycle path and sidewalk in the federal section of the Honoré Mercier Bridge have been closed for a few years. 
The required work on the bicycle path and sidewalk in the federal section is complete. However, the work currently being done on the Honoré Mercier Bridge is being carried out by the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ). 

These corridors should be opened once the entire bicycle and pedestrian link, including the section managed by the MTQ, is complete. Please contact the MTQ directly for more details about this work.

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