A young woman was killed this morning traveling southbound on Saint-Denis near the Rosemont Metro station. This tragedy highlights a complete lack of safe links for cyclists along important commuting corridors in Montreal. The only way for cyclists to cross many of Montreal’s raised roads, highways, canals and train corridors is through underpasses that lack visibility and where motorists travel at high speeds.
Unfortunately, the Gazette article makes no mention of the fact that this underpass, and many like it, is a public safety and public health hazard. The underpass is used by cyclists, not because it is a good option, but because it is the only option to cross the rail corridor in the area.