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COVID-19 – Gatineau is taking steps to support physical distancing, active mobility and health
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
COVID-19 – Gatineau is taking steps to support physical distancing, active mobility and health

Gatineau, May 22, 2020. – Gatineau will be adjusting traffic on rue Jacques-Cartier between boulevard Gréber and rue Saint-Louis. The purpose of the changes is to support physical distancing, active mobility and health. The date those changes will come into effect will be announced shortly, and they will be in effect until September 30.

Quick facts

Vehicle traffic on rue Jacques-Cartier and access to parking spaces will be limited:
- traffic will be one way from boulevard Gréber to rue Saint-Antoine: the westbound lane on this section will be available to cyclists;
- the section between Saint-Antoine and Prince-Albert will be closed to vehicles: pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use this 800-metre stretch, with pedestrians having the priority;
- only local traffic will be permitted between Prince-Albert and Saint-Louis: on this section, cyclists will have the priority, and the speed limit for vehicles will be reduced to 30 km/h;
- no parking will be permitted on rue Jacques-Cartier; and
- access to the Quai-Claircée parking lot will be reserved exclusively for local residents and for customers of a restaurant.
Access to ruelle du Como between Saint-Antoine and Montgolfières will be maintained. Certain parking spaces will be reserved for local residents and businesses.
Along rue Jacques-Cartier, cyclists are urged to use the road, not the pathway.
The pathway will be reserved for pedestrians.
Visitors to rue Jacques-Cartier will be encouraged to get there on foot or by bicycle inasmuch as possible. For anyone getting there by car, access to the parking lots will be via ruelle du Como.
Rue Jacques-Cartier will be restricted to local traffic. Thru-traffic should use alternate streets.


“I would like to thank the Councillor for the Pointe-Gatineau District, Myriam Nadeau, as well as the Councillor for the Versant District, Daniel Champagne, for having jointly developed this initiative. The purpose of these changes is to provide more space for active mobility in order to address issues of physical distancing, and to better accommodate the different types of users. As well, these changes will help reduce traffic on the pathway by offering another option and enabling the public to keep active and to better cope with the pressures of confinement,” stated Executive Committee Chair Cédric Tessier.


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