144. The Community may, by by-law, establish intermunicipal bicycle paths and lanes reserved for bicycle riding and regulate the use thereof.
For those purposes, it may order that the roadway of the streets mentioned in the by-law be reserved, in whole or in part, for bicycle traffic. In such a case, the by-law must be approved by the Minister of Transport.
The Community and any municipality in whose territory a bicycle path or lane is partly situated may reach an agreement for the laying out and maintenance of that part of the bicycle path or lane. A copy of that agreement, or, failing an agreement, a certificate of the secretary of the Community stating that no agreement has been reached, must be annexed to the by-law when it is sent to the Minister of Transport for approval.
The establishment of a bicycle path or lane under this section does not deprive a municipality of the power it may have to establish a similar path or lane on its territory.
The by-law respecting the use of a bicycle path may allow, in addition to bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, ski-boards or any other similar mode of locomotion to be used thereon. The by-law may reserve the path for one or more of those modes of locomotion, exclusive of the others, or establish different rules for traffic on the path according to the mode of locomotion.
For the application of this section, the word “bicycle” does not include motor-cycles.
1978, c. 103, s. 49; 1996, c. 52, s. 80.