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Change of name

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Montreal Bike Coalition will change its name and mission replacing bike with active mobility. Since its creation in 2012, the main roles of the Coalition have been to :

• bring together the different cycling groups in Montreal

• offer a platform for exchanging ideas and best practices between cycling activists in the boroughs

• promote the creation of associations in the boroughs since they have a lot of decision-making power.

However, association members in the boroughs wanted to be more inclusive in their mission and their name (Pedestrian and Cycling Association), recognizing that pedestrians and cyclists are both vulnerable. In this context, the Montreal Bike Coalition realized that its name and mission - being exclusively ‘bike’ - were not ideal for grouping the interests of pedestrians and cyclists.

Most recently, two new burrough associations (RPP and VM) have chosen a mission and an even more inclusive name - Association for Active Mobility, which seems to be a natural and logical progression.

Our name will change to follow this evolution and we will to continue to be a convener for the associations in the boroughs and to act with municipal, national and federal authorities.

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WANTED: volunteers for the Coordination Committee

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Coordination Committee is looking for candidates to fill positions at the General Assembly on May 16th.

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From sport to transport

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Thursday, April 26, 2018

Do you like cycling? Your friends don’t ride yet?
Invite them to register on Love To Ride/Quebec

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Ste-Catherine Street without bike lane

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018

With the redevelopment of St. Catherine Street and St. Hubert Street, if you travel on foot or by car, you are welcome, but not if you are cycling.

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Welcome to the first bike ride to celebrate Spring in Montréal !

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Saturday, April 14, 2018

Welcome to the first bike ride to celebrate Spring in Montréal !

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Thanks to all

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Merci à tous pour vos commentaires qui nous ont permis de produire notre mémoire pour le projet de loi 165 sur la révision du code de la sécurité routière.

 

Contraventions pour cyclistes sans lumières la nuit

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Thursday, October 5, 2017

La Coalition vélo de Montréal a été informée que le SPVM prévoit une opération sur la visibilité des piétons et des cyclistes du 11 au 20 octobre. Des constats d’infractions seront émis aux cyclistes qui ne sont pas conformes au Code de sécurité routière (CSR).  Entre autres, le CSR exige en tout temps des réflecteurs blancs à l’avant, rouge à l’arrière et la nuit, un éclairage actif blanc devant et rouge derrière.

Le CSR exige un éclairage car les cyclistes qui roulent la nuit sans lumières sont souvent invisibles et par conséquent, sont dangereux pour eux-mêmes, pour les autres cyclistes, pour les piétons et pour les conducteurs (qui craignent d’entrer en collision avec un cycliste).   

Malheureusement, au Québec, les vélos sont vendus sans lumières, ce qui oblige les cyclistes à acheter des lumières pour pouvoir utiliser leur vélo la nuit. C’est partiellement l’explication du fort pourcentage de cyclistes qui roulent sans lumières, malgré la campagne 100% vigilant et la distribution de lumières gratuites à des milliers de cyclistes les années passées par le SPVM.

Puisque le mandat de la Coalition vélo de Montréal est de promouvoir le vélo urbain sécuritaire, nous avons demandé au SPVM de s’impliquer d’avantage.

Les amendes, avec frais, sont de 38 $ pour chaque élément manquant.

 

Bike Debate - October 10, 2017

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Montreal Bike Coalition is proud to announce the Bike Debate within the context of the 2017 municipal elections in Montreal. The debate will take place on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 pm at the Centre Saint-Pierre,  1212, rue Panet Montréal Quebec and will be moderated by Patrick Dion, journalist and columnist.

 

Bike plan for discussion_Elections 2017

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Monday, September 18, 2017

La Coalition vélo de Montréal a préparé une liste des composantes d’un programme vélo pour la Ville de Montréal en prévision des élections du mois de novembre. 

 

Brief for Québec's Sustainable Mobility Policy

By Montreal Bike Coalition
On Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Montreal Bike Coalition is participating in the discussion process surrounding the development of Québec’s Sustainable Mobility Policy by submitting a brief (in French only, available for download by clicking image or title and then clicking on download link at bottow of page).

In addition to the known benefits regarding costs, health and the environment, the Coalition is proposing both proven solutions and innovative ideas for the Government to implement a no compromise sustainable mobility policy.

The memorandum concludes with the following:

The Government of Quebec must not make the mistake of betting ONLY on the electrification of transportation.

It does not matter whether the vehicles run on electricity, natural gas, hydrogen or even solar energy; if road improvements and tax regulations do not encourage active and collective transportation, there will always be people alone in their cars, which creates congestion on our roads and which, by the same token, harms the free movement of goods and public transport.

In the long run, a sedentary lifestyle with all its associated illnesses remains the most significant negative impact of everyday driving. As a result, a policy that does not encourage active transportation has human and financial consequences. With a view to promoting public health, active transport should be developed and encouraged.

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