Gouin Boulevard

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Gouin Boulevard
Eglise Visitation Montreal.JPG
Visitation Church at 1847, Gouin Blvd
Length 50 km (30 mi)
Location Island of Montreal
Coordinates 45°33′14″N 73°40′23″W / 45.553842°N 73.67313°W / 45.553842; -73.67313Coordinates: 45°33′14″N 73°40′23″W / 45.553842°N 73.67313°W / 45.553842; -73.67313

Gouin Boulevard (officially boulevard Gouin) is the longest street on the Island of Montreal, stretching 50 kilometres (31 mi) across the north side of the island from Senneville in the west to Pointe-aux-Trembles in the east at Sherbrooke Street (Quebec Route 138).

Overview[edit]

Through most of its length it parallels the Riviere des Prairies that separates Montreal from Laval (Île Jésus). The road crosses the boroughs, municipalities and neighbourhoods of Senneville, Pierrefonds, Sainte-Geneviève, Roxboro, Saraguay, Cartierville, Ahuntsic, Riviere-des-Prairies, Montréal-Nord and Pointe-aux-Trembles. It is named after Lomer Gouin, Premier of Quebec from 1905 to 1920. [1]

Many sections of the street feature bicycle lanes that are part of Quebec's Route Verte network. However, several sections have been criticized as dangerous, due to the presence of hydro poles in the lanes.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://documents.tourisme-montreal.org/Montreal-Tourism/R-and-D/Statistics/EN/Montreal-is-General-information-about-Montreal.pdf
  2. ^ Duchaine-Baillargeon, Gabrielle (2007-05-21). "Des pistes dangereuses" (HTML). Journal de Montreal (in French) (canoe.ca). Retrieved 2008-10-21.