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5 °C
Friday 18 October

Partly Cloudy Night
Max: 12 °C / Min: 5 °C
Sunrise 07:07 AM  Sunset 05:54 PM

Wind

NW: 8 km/h
(4 kts)

Humidity

76%

Pressure

99.4kPa

Water Temperature

13.3C (55.9F)

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Saturday 19 October

Partly Cloudy Day
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Sunrise 07:09 AM  Sunset 05:52 PM

Last Received Data : : 2019/10/18 at 02:51

Climatic Conditions

Québec

Weather

5 °C
Friday 18 October

Partly Cloudy Night
Max: 12 °C / Min: 5 °C
Sunrise 07:07 AM  Sunset 05:54 PM

Wind

NW: 8 km/h
(4 kts)

Humidity

76%

Pressure

99.4kPa

Water Temperature

13.3C (55.9F)

Tides

Descendante

Next Tide
Basse

05:15

Haute

09:45


Tomorrow
Saturday 19 October

Partly Cloudy Day
Max: 12 °C / Min: 4 °C
Sunrise 07:09 AM  Sunset 05:52 PM

Media and public relations

AERIAL PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY/BIKE PATH SOLUTION AT POINTE-À-CARCY

06/04/2018

AERIAL PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY/BIKE PATH SOLUTION AT POINTE-À-CARCY
PORT DELIGHTED TO HELP RESOLVE USE CONFLICT

Québec City, June 4, 2018 – The Port of Québec and Ville de Québec announced Monday that they had come up with a permanent solution for the conflict in use problem at Pointe-à-Carcy—a combined aerial pedestrian walkway and bike path. The Port is very pleased to provide $1 million in funding to build this permanent solution, which will safeguard both pedestrians and cyclists in the area.

The Port of Québec, in a move to find a permanent solution and support cooperation between the city and the port, has enabled the installation of an aerial walkway and bike path on its territory. The new structure is an innovative way to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists, especially during the cruise season.

A solution that will promote future growth of the cruise ship industry

Pointe-à-Carcy is a very popular area with Québec City residents, who flock there by the thousands every year. The cruise season increases this traffic, which requires meticulous planning because of the machinery and trucks that drive onto the wharves to resupply the ships. This activity will likely increase in the coming years as the Port and the community have set themselves the goal of increasing cruise ship traffic to 400,000 passengers a year by 2025, which will generate additional economic spinoffs for Québec City merchants.

“This permanent solution is a strong move to promote cooperation between the city and the Port and allow Québec City residents to continue enjoying Pointe-à-Carcy in complete safety while maintaining the five-star rating the city has earned with cruise ship lines in recent years,” says Mario Girard, president and CEO of the Port of Québec. “Cruise lines are sure to be happy about this solution, which resolves a serious problem and enables us to preserve our operational efficiency during cruise ship operations.” 


The cruise industry has a big impact on tourism in the Québec City region. According to a study by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) in April 2017, annual expenditures by cruise lines, passengers, and crews are estimated at $71.9 million, $29.7 million, and $2.1 million, respectively. This financial input generates economic spinoffs totaling $227.6 million and supports 1,076 direct jobs in the region and 1,700 province-wide.


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Source:
Marie-Andrée Blanchet
, Public Relations and Events Advisor
Québec Port Authority
Tel.: 418-648-3640
marie-andree.blanchet@portquebec.ca