Petition take 2

For a safe and utilitarian bicycle network in Rosemere!

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  1. on Grande-Côte Road
  2. on Labelle Boulevard
  3. on the link between Roland-Durand and René-A-Robert Boulevards under the 640 Highway
  4. on the railway bridge between Rosemere and Laval

In 2012, a petition was signed by more than 400 Rosemere citizens plus over 100 citizens from the North Shore and was submitted to the town councillors. The purpose of the petition was to make the City Council aware of the bicyclists safety while travelling on the main roads to go to work or to the train station or to a bus stop. Three years later, the net result is that nothing was done by the town despite the fact that bicyclists are increasingly using the main roads. The city councillors refuse to admit there is a real need to improve the safety of utilitarian movements on the road network. In spite of the petition, they feel that we’re only 3 or 4 citizens requesting a safe and utilitarian bicycle network. We suggested solutions but the town has simply brushed them aside and so refused to cooperate.

The road repairs on Grande-Côte between Montée Sanche and Curé-Labelle Boulevard (route 117) that will take place this summer reopen the debate on the necessity of implementing a bike path to ensure the bicyclists safety. No bike path was planned in this regard. The mayoress publicly stated that «Any bicyclist who cares for his own life will not bike on this section» (ref : La Voix des Mille-Îles, March 11, 2015). In our judgment the mayoress has adopted a totally irresponsible position by stating that this portion of Grande-Côte is dangerous for bicyclists. What the town proposes is to continue to endanger those bicyclists which is completely unacceptable for the Rosemere population and the surrounding area.

It is important to once again remind our city councillors the necessity of taking action for our safety by implementing cycling facilities on the main roads.

  • Whereas Grande-Côte Road is not safe for bicycle travelling and Rosemere has not made possible the access of its main route for bicyclists unlike surrounding municipalities that did so many years ago;
  • Whereas Labelle Boulevard is not safe for bicycling and is a major route to access Laval and its Route Verte using the Marius-Dufresne Bridge and also is an access to most of Rosemere businesses;
  • Whereas the link between Roland-Durand and René-A-Robert Boulevards under the 640 overpass, the bicyclists risk their lives daily when using this way to reach Ste-Thérèse (Académie Ste-Thérèse, Collège Lionel-Groulx, Polyvalente Ste-Thérèse, etc.);
  • Whereas the railway bridge between Rosemere and Laval would constitute an important link for utilitarian cycling by allowing a 5 kilometers shortcut on the way to Laval and Montreal.

Again, we urge the municipality to :

  1. Systematically integrate cycling facilities in improvement projects of Grande-Côte Road while preserving its rustic aspect – particularly at the time of the Grande-Côte Road rebuilding between Montée Sanche and Curé-Labelle Boulevard (route 117) that will take place this summer;
  2. Proceed to negotiations with the Quebec Ministry of Transport (MTQ) in order to implement a bicycle path on Labelle Boulevard in conformity with established practices of the MTQ between the Marius-Dufresne Bridge and the 640 Highway;
  3. Proceed to design studies in cooperation with the MTQ and the city of Ste-Thérèse in order to build a bicycle path between Roland-Durand and René-A-Robert Boulevards under the 640 overpass and thus give access to the Route Verte;
  4. Establish a partnership among different organisms: CP, AMT and the city of Laval in order to add a bicycle path on the railway bridge between Rosemere and Laval in the event of its maintenance or repair (on the free part of the piers or off center) and achieve a link to the Route Verte #1 in Laval.
Here are the 3 steps you must follow to sign in the petition for a safe and utilitarian bicycle network in Rosemere:
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