Route Verte - 3000km+ of Bikeways in Quebec
If you live in Eastern Canada or the North-East of the US, or plan to visit that region, you should probably check out the "Route Verte" (translation: Green road) in Quebec. Vélo Québec, the cycling association of the province, has created this website with maps of the more than 3000 kilometers of bikeways that the province has to offer and general information useful to cyclists (ie. is the bike path paved? URL of local bike websites, etc). For example, if you are coming from Vermont of New York, you can zoom in on the closest regions and see where the bike paths are, click on cities to find out about accomodations, etc. Good for planning an eco-trip.Based on an idea that originated with Vélo Québec, the Route verte has been under development since 1995, with the collaboration of the Québec ministry of transportation as well as numerous regional partners.
When completed, the Route verte will comprise 4,000 kilometres of bikeways linking the various regions of Québec. A powerful catalyst for the development of cycling, the Route verte carries on a tradition that has led to development of the world’s greatest cycling routes: Denmark’s national cycle routes; the National Cycle Network in Great Britain; the Danube and Rhine bikeways (crossing five countries); the greenways and bikeways developed in the Unite States by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Adventure Cycling, and in Europe through the Eurovelo initiative.
::La Route Verte (Green Road), ::Vélo Québec