Photo cred - Charles Delisle
Summer is HERE!!! Well not just yet but spring has settled in and that means a whole wack of new ways to get around the city are available. Most of them just so impossible during the cold long winter months.
Use your legs, duh
Montreal isn't the biggest of cities, and that's a good thing when you only have your own two legs to get you around town. In about an hours time, you can get a fair distance, as long as you're not one of those 'slow walkers,' and, no, I don't mean zombies. Other than being great exercise, walking gives you the best view of the city. Unhindered by windshields and tonnes of steel, a pedestrian's view of the city is much more rewarding. Take a walk and appreciate the graffiti, architecture, and beautiful people Montreal has to offer.
Use a different set of wheels
Cars aren't the only vehicles with wheels that make transportation quick and easy. The city is practically built for bikes, skateboards, and roller blades. What else are all those bike lanes for? If you're feeling particularly adventurous, bust out a longboard to cruise in style, or a unicycle, which for some reason in Montreal is actually a thing. Must be because of the National Circus School.
Ride the metro, bro
Fast, reliable, and very green, Montreal's metro system is a go-to for a large amount of the city's residents. Canada's busiest subway system may not be the prettiest, but it will get you where you're going. An added benefit is how crazy hot it can get in the Winter, allowing you a brief moment to take off your giant Winter coat. Plus, with the recent news of extending the Blue Line, the metro will soon be moving more Montrealers than ever before.
Be a baller, ride a scooter
Just because its Car-Free Day, it doesn't mean you can't drive another motorized vehicle, right? That may be defeating the purpose, but rules be damned because driving a scooter is an awesome way to get around. Being able to take in the scenery and move quickly, scooters combine the perks of walking and driving. Fortunately, if you don't own a scooter, you can rent one for the day, or longer, from Scooter Montreal located in the Old Port.
When all else fails, be like Spider-Man, and just leap from rooftop to rooftop. Be sure to bring plenty of grappling hooks and web shooters, safety first.