$60 million poured into revitalizing bike paths

BY MICHELLE LALONDE, THE GAZETTE.

MONTREAL – Provincial, regional and municipal governments will pour $60-million into a 120-kilometre bike and pedestrian path across the Greater Montreal region, linking Oka in the west to Mont. St. Hilaire in the east.

About 78 kilometres of the path will be brand new, officials said Thursday, but improvements such as widening and new signage will be carried out along existing segments of the route. The new and improved Oka-Mont St. Hilaire Path, to be completed by the summer of 2014, will be integrated into the province’s existing “Route Verte”, a 5,351-kilometre bicycle-friendly route which criss-crosses the province.

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