Sherbrooke street was a bicycle road and it could be again
In the early years of cycling in Montreal the route westward out of the city began on Sherbrooke street and then continued on Cote St Antoine (described in the CWA Guide book 1887 page 92 "Montreal to Coteau") Since those early years Sherbrooke street has been transformed by the automobile such that it is too difficult for any but the most experienced riders. This need not be the case. In the fall of 2016 Toronto built modern unidirectional bicycle paths on a very similar major east-west urban street. Bloor street gives an example of what a bicycle path on Sherbrooke could look like. The following photographs compare cycling on Sherbrooke street in Montreal and Bloor street in Toronto.
Both streets cross a major expressway
East bound approach to Bloor - Don Valley Parkway crossing
Sherbrooke east bound crossing Decarie
Both have museums
Both have major universities
Both have large stores
Both have parks
Both have a variety of small stores and restaurants
However cyclists with dogs are generally found on streets with bicycle paths
There is now a website dedicated to the promotion of a bike path on Sherbrooke Street. Come taker a look.
Il existe maintenant un site Web consacré à la promotion d'une piste cyclable sur la rue Sherbrooke. Regarde.
September 21, 2018 a Penny Farthing Display was made as part of Westmount's Park(ing) Day to promote a bicycle path on Sherbrooke Street.
November 5, 2018, twin brothers Dinez & Umet Umruk requested the City of Westmount to build a bicycle path on Sherbrooke street during a town council meeting.
November 20, 2018 an article in the Gazette was published regarding a bicycle path on Sherbrooke Street.
January 18, 2019 a petition for a bike bath on Sherbrooke street organized by Montreal Bike Coalition
May 2019 a card that asks people to write an email supporting a Sherbrooke Street path was made and many posted on along the street.