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Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in Quebec: unreasonable influx of cyclists into their quiet neighbourhood ?

Some of the residents of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in Quebec appealed to their city councilors on Monday to stop what they consider an unreasonable influx of cyclists into their quiet neighbourhood.

The residents who showed up consider the club riders who come to train on the roads of their neighbourhood more than just a nuisance but an invasion of their quiet streets. They think cyclists using the neighbourhood to train are disregarding the street laws and there needs to be a greater police presence.

Nicole Kirouac, who lives on Rue du Sommet-Trinité near the corner of Chemin des Hirondelles and Rue Mésange, told La Radio Allumée she feels like a hostage because of the cyclists who chose the roads of her neighbourhood to train on for hours.

A popular Strava segment that goes by this intersection, a 500 m stretch of road that rises at an average gradient of 3.7 per cent, has 11,912 attempts by 1,335 users. Many of the roads in this corner of Saint-Bruno rise gently as they sit on the slopes of the Mont-Sainte-Bruno and are dead ends so they don't see very much vehicle traffic.


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