Tagged: Jardin botanique de Montréal

This is an older picture from when we went to Montreal in the summer (of all things! we’ve normally visited in the winter or in the often wet fall), and we biked around the city.

The city’s infrastructure for bicycling and bicyclists is excellent! Bike lanes follow major commuting roads on the city grid, but for safety reasons, and for traffic (bikes are, um, slower than automobiles) the bike lanes are physically separated from that part of the road used by cars. Other urban areas, Portland included, should really follow Montreal’s example!

Velo Quebec has a lot of great information on bicycling in the area.

This picture was taken after we’d biked up from the Auberge de La Fontaine, where we were staying, to Jardin botanique de Montreal. It was hot that day, but not too humid, and the sky and the light were amazing.