How to travel in Montreal

The urban division of Montreal was developed on a rectangular grid slightly offset compared to the polar North. The axis of the Saint-Laurent boulevard defines the east-west origin of the city and the direction of what is called the Montreal North.


Montreal is ranked as the 11th cycling city in the world and the first in America, according to the Copenhagenize. With more than 1000 km of cycling paths on the island, distance riders will be pleased at Unicon 17. All year long, Montréal is invaded by cyclists who enjoy the diverse paths which make it possible to re-discover the city from another point of view. It will be possible for unicyclists to go almost anywhere in Montréal safely using only cycling paths.

Montréal has one of the most efficient public transport system in the world, including 68 subway stations in the center of the city, hundreds of bus lines, as well as trains branching in the surrounding cities.

N.B. Due to their too high number, bus lines do not appear on this map.
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The city is accessible from the Montréal-Trudeau international Airport, located on the west island. At the exit of the main hall of the airport, the 747 shuttle bus takes quickly and frequently newcomers in downton Montréal for only 10$.

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Don't do it : you will die, kill someone, or most likely get stuck in traffic.

Should you choose this option, be aware that Quebec highways are organized so that those parallel to Saint-Lawrence River (east-west) have an even number, while those perpendicular to the River (north-south) have an odd number. Even numbers increase when moving northward and odd numbers increase when moving eastward. Beware of the numerous one-way streets on the island of Montreal!