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Cycling, a preferred mode of travel!

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Île-de-France hosts the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games from July 26 to September 8, 2024. Public transport and roads will experience a significant influx of attendance, with millions of spectators expected.

To avoid traffic jams and problems, the bike is your best friend. Specific measures are being put in place to strengthen systems dedicated to cyclists.

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30% of French people regularly use bicycles for their daily journeys. It’s ecological, economical and good for your health!

Cycle paths, parking lots, etc.: upcoming developments in the Ile-de-France region for your bicycle journeys

 

The Olympic cycle network: new cycle routes

Around 400 km of cycle paths connect the Olympic sites, among the 4 km of secure paths existing in Paris and Île-de-France. These Olympic cycle paths will also make it easier for cyclists from the Ile-de-France region to travel. They will be preserved as a legacy after the Games.
A Géovélo map allows you to determine your cycling route during the Games, including street closures in certain sectors.

Consult Géovélo

The Olympic cycling network will connect all the competition sites together, such as: 

  • The Arena Bercy and the Stade de la Concorde to the Grand Palais 
  • The Parc des Princes and the Trocadéro to the Eiffel Tower stadium
  • The Stade de France and the Arena Porte de la Chapelle
  • The Nautical Stadium of Vaires-sur-Marne to the Arena Bercy
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Olympic cycling network map updated June 3

 

No bike? Take advantage of the strengthening of the Vélib’ and Véligo offer

The Vélib'

By July 2024, 3 additional Vélib' will be put into service (for a total of 000 Vélib' in the Greater Paris metropolis), with 22 temporary parking spaces. Thanks to the Vélib' application, you can find the station closest to you and your destination. And if you are a scholarship student or young person in integration, the subscription costs only €000 per month!  

Find out more about Vélib’

Véligo electric bikes

You can rent an electrically assisted bicycle in Île-de-France for a period of one or two months (compared to a minimum of six months otherwise). To receive your Véligo in July, subscribe in June and to receive your Véligo before the Paralympic Games, subscribe from July 1 to August 15. This is a Véligo Location offer designed especially for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, managed by Île-de-France Mobilités.

Learn more about Véligo
 

 

No rental? Discover the assistance systems for purchasing a bicycle

If you want to cycle sustainably, there is assistance available to Ile-de-France residents to buy an electric or mechanical bike.

The State offers assistance for the purchase of classic bicycles, electrically assisted bicycles, cargo bicycles, trailers, etc. To find out more and submit your request, go to the ecologie.gouv.fr website. There is also aid at the community level, which you can request directly from your municipality.

Île-de-France Mobilités offers Ile-de-France residents purchasing assistance capped at 50% of the purchase price of a bicycle (and its accessories), within the limits of certain ceilings, for different types of bicycles: electric assistance, folding bikes, cargo bikes, electrification kits, mechanical bikes (for 15-25 year olds), bikes adapted for people who cannot ride a classic bike. Submit your request on the Île-de-France Mobilités website.

The sustainable mobility package (FMD)

You can also ask your employer for help with purchasing or renting a bicycle.

This is the principle of the sustainable mobility package (FMD), a financial system to support employees in the private sector and public service agents for their home-work travel. It can go up to €800 per year per employee, according to terms specific to each company or administration.

FMD modalities in the private sector


FMD modalities in the public sector 

 

Traveling by bike during the 2024 Olympics and JP: 5 key figures to help you decide

  • €900 saved per year : cycling 10 km per day amounts to spending €100 per year. By car, traveling the same distance daily costs €1 per year, or 000 times more expensive!
  • 35 minutes saved per trip : during rush hour, a car takes 70 minutes on average to travel 10 km in the city. The bike only takes 35.  
  • 10 times less risk of accident : you are less likely to be injured while cycling than when driving a car. 
  • 650 kg of CO2 per person/year saved : it is the equivalent of an LCD television on for 162 days non-stop.
  • 30% chance of being healthier : cycling reduces the risk of developing diseases such as cardiovascular problems, diabetes, cancer and stress. Discover the national campaign “Move 30 minutes every day” to encourage you to practice physical activity!

Discover the aid from Ile-de-France Mobilités

Discover all the advantages on the Ademe website

I use my bike every day, to get to my workplace in Montrouge or for my various trips around Paris. I find it's the quickest way to get around and it keeps me fit. Overall, it is increasingly easier to ride a bike in Paris and its inner suburbs, particularly in neighborhoods in zone 30 or on secure cycle paths like that of Rue Rivoli.

Julien, a 33-year-old active Ile-de-France resident, has been traveling by bike every day for 6 years

  • National daily carpooling plan, France Nation Verte. December 2022.
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To get in the saddle during the Olympic Games and the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games: our practical advice

  • Favor cycle paths over the road, where there are sometimes many cars.
  • Locate the parking places (bike shelters, bike stations or parking spaces) closest to your destination. Access the interactive map of the City of Paris and visit the Geovelo website.
  • Île-de-France Mobilités manages closed and secure or free-access bicycle parking lots near train stations or stations. Closed and secure spaces (luggage lockers) require a subscription and are accessible free of charge with an annual Navigo pass. Paid access (daily, monthly or annual rate) for non-Navigo subscribers: click here.
  • Visit the sites Vélib' Or Véligo to download the apps and access quick and secure route suggestions, see the bikes available near you and take out a subscription.
  • Find out about assistance with purchasing a bicycle and take advantage if you are eligible.
  • Pair the bike with other modes of travel such as walking, to optimize your journeys. 
  • Pay attention to the signs: even if you ride on a secure cycle path, you must respect the lights and the Highway Code. Temporary signage will also be put in place during the Games to indicate diversions and areas prohibited to traffic. 
  • Identify the areas in which security perimeters will be in place on the interactive map of the site anticipaterlesjeux.gouv.fr to identify the streets where it is best to cycle.
  • Test alternatives to your daily commute: you can change your route regularly to discover new facets of the city!

With these best practices, you are ready to cycle with complete peace of mind during the summer of the Olympic and Paralympic Games!

Frequently Asked Questions

Find all the answers to your questions regarding your travel during the Games.

Consult the FAQ

Map of impacts on your travels

View public transport forecasts and traffic restrictions on the roads in Paris and Ile-de-France