Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway Open For NCC Weekend Bikedays
Good news for cyclists, runners and walkers! As of Saturday, May 1, the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway is closed to motor vehicles on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, between Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Blvd, and open exclusively for active use such as cycling, running, inline skating and walking.
The weekend closures will extend to October 11 (Thanksgiving Monday).
This year's NCC Weekend Bikedays program follows last year's enormously popular program, and extends to closures of other NCC Parkways in the city as well as in Gatineau Park.
This welcome initiative creates additional space for outdoor exercise during Ontario's stay-at-home order. The NCC asks users to share the road by riding predicatably and at safe speeds, while complying with COVID-19 guidelines.