Dunsmuir St. bike lanes nearly ready for official June 15 opening

Montreal cyclists wait to cross Stanley on the De Maisonneuve bike route earlier this month. The bike lane accomodates two-way cycle traffic in one lane of the busy one-way thoroughfare.

City workers were putting the final touches today on the new Dunsmuir St. bike lanes, set to open June 15 as the next phase of the city’s crosstown cycle lane installations. Cyclists were already using the new route as crews hosed down the final sections near Burrard.

Similar lanes have been in place in Montreal for two years, providing a vital safe route through the busiest part of the downtown core on De Maisonneuve. Good thing, too: tangling with Montreal drivers is not for the faint of heart.