The city has opened a new bike path and it comes with a first: traffic lights synchronized for bicycle riders.

The Boyer St. bike path runs from just north of Villeray St. to Sir Wilfrid Laurier park.

Starting Friday traffic lights along the route are for riders heading south at 20 kilometers an hour between 5 and 10 a.m.

The lights will switch in the afternoon, and be in sync for riders going north between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Riders will have to stop once, at Boyer St. and Belanger St., no matter whether they're going north or south.

Velo Quebec  hopes the measure will be extended to other bicycle paths in the city. 

You can find a full list of bicycle paths in Montreal at