Montreal is a city made for cyclists. Seriously, compared to other Canadian cities we're much farther ahead when it comes to creating roads equally accessible for bikes.
TL;DR A Youtube video was uploaded yesterday exposing the cringe-worthy actions of Montreal cyclists. The video shows a ton of cyclists completely breaking the law and putting other city commuters in danger due to their actions. The videographer makes a point of calling these cyclists out while filming and explaining to viewers where they went wrong.
You'd think because of this advantage those who chose to pedal across the city would have a pretty good understanding of all the rules and laws applicable to them. Recently cyclists have been involved in quite a few collisions across the city, so now is a better time than ever to be super cautious while on the road.
It turns out Montreal cyclists may not be as careful as you thought, and they might not actually know most of the bike laws whatsoever.
We have proof and it may just make you cringe.
A Montreal cyclist uploaded a Youtube video yesterday that was simply titled "Silly Cyclists - Montreal Edition." The video proceeds to show over 4 minutes of absolutely horrendous biking on super busy streets, with many people breaking the law more than once.
One of the most frightening moments captured might be when cyclists ignore the school bus that's flashing their lights and at a complete stop, meaning children are either about to get off the bus or get on. Of course, some cyclists still continue to meander through, almost running over a couple kids before stopping.
The Montrealer that uploaded the video, simply known as "MTL Cycling Eye," calls out a few of the dangerous cyclists, especially the ones biking against busy traffic. Needless to say, it's people like this that are the true heroes.
Of course, it's pretty terrifying to see that cycling etiquette isn't really up to par. There's no doubt now that videos exposing Montrealers are starting to surface, police presence on busy downtown roads will be much more common.
Let's just hope some of our cyclists take a bit of time this weekend to brush up on the rules.