The old railway line will be spruced up and its vocation recycled.
Bicycle lovers, check your derailleur gears, grease your chains, shine up your steed!!
The Haut-Saint-Laurent is setting up a bicycle path that will take you around the country.
The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent has signed a lease with de Ministry of Transportation for all disused railway corridors on its territory. These corridors will become a bike path.
This project will be implemented in three phases:
Phase 1: Howick - Ormstown, work will begin in Fall 2011
Phase 2: Fall 2012 / Spring 2013 (path to be determined)
Phase 3: Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 (path to be determined)
Financial details have been announced and phase 1 will start in Fall 2011.
Regarding the rules of use, we know at this stage that all-terrain vehicles will not be allowed on the bike path. Regarding snowmobiles, negotiations will take place.
Landowners neighboring the railway corridors have been notified by the Ministry of Transportation regarding the development proposal of the bicycle path by the MRC.
More information will follow as the project develops.
The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent will be launching a major contest in the schools and among the population in order to find a name for the bicycle path. Details of the contest will be posted on the MRC website and in the newspapers. Don’t miss this opportunity to leave your mark…