What is this the shape of?
UPDATE: It’s the bike path around the St. Michel environmental complex, rotated about 90 degrees to fool you, but apparently not successfully.
You can see a complete PDF map of Montreal bike paths (and lanes and designated streets) here.
The streets that encircle the island. i.e. gouin, lakeshore etc…
Is that the nature park, Cap St Jacques? The one with the ponies? Hm, no, that slants the other way.
I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s that spot of land just east of Papineau, above the 40, close to TOHU
Correction: It looks like a landfill on googlemaps, so I’m not sure…, but that’s the area
Is that the old quarry next to the Metropolitan in Saint-Michel?
…according to the city maps it’s called Complexe environmental de Saint-Michel…
Steve, would you happen to know a safe way to GET there by bicycle, from Villeray? It is terrifying crossing the 40 at Papineau, and even de Lorimier and Iberville aren’t much better.
There is an environmental fair at TOHU every summer, with a chance to sample organic food (including cheese and beer) and buy certain things at very good prices, and other activities.
The safest way would be via Christophe-Colomb, which has a bike path crossing the 40. Of course, you have to get to Christophe-Colomb (there’s a path at St-Zotique but nothing higher), and then to the complex (Emile-Journault is probably a good bet, but there’s no bike path on that street).
Christophe-Colomb is easy to get to – it is the same path as along Boyer, and down to Berri and the Old Port. I often take it to cycle up to the Gouin path.
The St-Zotique “bicycle path” is a joke west of De Lorimer. Just a suggestion that cyclists and cars share the road, and a very poorly-paved road surface.
But east from Christophe-Colomb, and crossing Papineau? I’ll try to plot it out.
I like riding east along Villeray, but you are stuck with the poor crossings at de Lorimer or Iberville…