A few weeks ago we went to Montreal for a week. I learned not to rent places without air conditioning and that Montreal has some great bicycle infrastructure. The off-street stuff is pretty standard for Minneapolis, but their on-street facilities are impressive. A large cycle-track network, lots of on-street bike parking and a bike sharing system that has over 5,000 bikes. Here is a map (in French) of the city’s bike network (pdf). Cycletracks, which are two-way cycling routes that are on the street, but divided from cars, usually with a curb, are in blue.
According to the 2006 census, Montreal (the city) had an 11% bicycle mode share. Take that, number one cycling city.
Below are some pictures we took, mostly of bike stuff and streets, while in Montreal and Quebec City.