Montreal Bicycle Paths

Montreal Transit Paths is a GIS dataset in shapefile format that maps all of the bicycle paths and routes on the Island of Montreal from 2008. The file contains information on type of bicycle path (ie. designated bike lane, shared road with automobiles etc.) and the bicycle network (Route Verte, Transcanada Trail etc.). To improve ease of use, this file was reformatted from data originally from the Geomatics Division of the City of Montreal.

For more current data, check out the City of Montreal's open data portal. You can find data related to: bike paths (piste cyclable), bike counts (vélos - comptage sue les pistes cyclables), and BIXI stations (BIXI - états des stations), just to name a few.

Map produced using the Montreal Bike Path file and a road file


Title Montreal Transit Paths
Producer Ville de Montréal. Section Géomatics. / Geomatics Section of the City of Montreal
Reformatted Version Editor Rosa Orlandini. Walter Hitchfeld Geographic Information Centre, McGill University Library.
Date 2008
Coverage Island of Montreal
Format Shapefile
Projection Modified Transverse Mercator
Datum NAD 83
Licence Restricted to McGill users. Must be used for research, educational and teaching purposes ONLY.
Documentation Please contact McGill Library for documentation. 

Members of the McGill Community can obtain copies of the data by filling out the Geospatial Data Request Form.

Alternatively, similar, more up to date bike path data can be accessed through the Ville de Montreal website using this link:

Citation Montreal Bicycle Paths. [computer file]. Montréal: City of Montreal. Geomatics Section, 2008.

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