Starting tomorrow, bikes and dogs in the metro at all times
Starting tomorrow, cyclists will be able to transport their bikes in the métro at all times, for the next three months. This initiative is part of a pilot project by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), which also allows you to take the metro with your dog, on a leash and wearing a muzzle, every day until August 20 during hours of operation of the metro.
From May 20 to August 20, métro users can therefore transport their bikes at any time of the day, seven days a week, except during occasional bans related to high-traffic events. “From now on, restrictions related to occasional high-traffic events will target specific lines and time slots rather than the entire network,” specifies the STM.
The pilot project also puts in place new methods that require a change in habits until November 15. If it was previously asked to carry every bike in the first metro train car, now it’s the other way around. Indeed, the STM asks to avoid the lead car because of the school groups, daycare services and people with functional limitations who use it.
In addition, bicycles are now accepted in the set of metro cars with a limit of two bicycles per car. When boarding and disembarking, a limit of one bicycle per door must be respected in order to ensure the fluidity of customer travel.
“The relaxation of the instructions governing the transport of bicycles in the metro network aims to offer greater flexibility to cyclists who wish to combine the two modes of travel,” said the chairman of the STM board, Éric Alan Caldwell.