Quebec gives its full support to cycling!

The province of Quebec's population of nearly 8 million is concentrated in the Saint-Laurent Valley. Quebec residents must contend with harsh winter conditions that heavily limit bicyclists' activity. Yet despite this constraint, a cycling culture has been ingrained throughout the province unlike any other in North America. Over half of all adult Quebecois ride bikes, with more than a third getting out to pedal at least once a week. The number of cyclists using their bikes for transportation in addition to recreation doubled between 2000 and 2010. And this trend has given rise to the Green Route, a nature discovery path running through nearly 5,000 km of Quebec landscape! [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Author(s) : PRONOVOST Jean-François
    • Domain(s) : Urban Mobility / Road Pavements
    • PIARC Ref. : RR355-076
    • Number of pages : 6
  • This article has been published in the Routes/Roads magazine

    N° 355

    3e trimestre 2012 / Juillet

    Science et Routes, la route de nouvelle génération

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