Paris to become a 100 % bike-friendly city by 2026

The bicycle surpasses the car as a means of transportation in Paris. The government plans to increase cycling lanes to allow access to the Olympic Games venues from July 26 to August 11

Paris is one of the cities where the use of bicycles currently surpasses automobiles. This is indicated by a recent study, where 11.2% of all respondents prefer to ride two wheels.

The French capital aspires to become a 100 % bicycle city by 2026. For now, however, the goal is to increase the number of cycling lanes and thus allow access to the venues of the Olympic Games that will take place on December 26. July to August 11.

The use of bicycles is part of the “city’s efforts to promote sustainable mobility”, according to a recent study by the Institut Paris Région (IPR), at the request of public and private institutions, “which places them behind public transport and the march on foot.”

“With 11.2% and 4.3 % respectively, both modes of transport are behind walking, the majority with 53.5 %, and public transport (30 %).”

Regarding sustainable mobility, the French authorities are focused on a “plan of 200 kilometers of metro lines known as the Grand Paris Express, which seeks to connect the suburbs of Paris with public transport and reverse the trend.”

According to the study (October 2022-April 2023), data were collected from 3,337 people, between 16 and 80 years of age, who agreed to be subject to satellite monitoring for a week.

Meanwhile, the city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has made it a priority to reduce car space to the benefit of pedestrians and bicycles.


Source: swissinfo

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