With over 560 km of cycle-friendly routes, Eurométropole de Strasbourg has the largest cycling network in France. Ideal for discovering, doing some exercise or just getting from home to work in the cycling-friendly city of Strasbourg.
With trams, buses, bikes, car-sharing and walking, Strasbourg is developing alternatives to car transport to make the city a great place for everyone.
Use the bike lock provided with the Vélhop, attach the frame of the bike to a solid fixed point, if possible to a bike rack. Always lock up your bike, even if you are only stopping for a short time. Try and choose a place which is well lit and where there are lots of people around, or use a VéloParc.
In particular traffic lights and one-way systems. Otherwise, you put your safety and the safety of others in danger, and you risk being fined.
Do the brakes, the bell and the lights work? Are the tyres properly inflated? Although it is not obligatory to wear a helmet, it is highly recommended, especially for children.
Keep at least one metre between you, other vehicles and the pavement. Don’t cycle too close to parked cars, in case the door opens or a pedestrian suddenly steps out from between 2 cars. Weaving between stationary cars is dangerous and prohibited.
When cycling at night or in poor visibility conditions, the bike must be equipped with front and back lights and reflectors on the sides. Wear light-coloured clothes. Outside of the inner city area, you must wear a reflective vest when daylight is poor.
Using your arm to indicate that you are about to turn. Don’t stop alongside a vehicle, particularly a lorry or bus – you may be outside of its field of view. Move forward to the advanced stop line next to the traffic lights.
Avoid suddenly mounting pavements, changing gears or braking too hard. Carrying a passenger is prohibited, with the exception of children on an approved seat.
Cycling is forbidden on pavements, except for children. Pedestrian zones are authorised (unless otherwise indicated), but give priority to pedestrians. Otherwise, use secondary roads where there is less traffic.
Increase the safety distances as slippery roads increase the braking distance. During the winter (from 01/11 to 31/03), you can consult the map of cycle paths which are the first to be cleared of snow by the Eurométropole by clicking here
When your child or you are learning how to cycle on roads, do it in stages, starting by cycling on the cycle paths and progressively using the main roads.
Bretz’Selle is an association which actively promotes cycling through mechanical workshops, recycling unused bikes and organising festivities on the bike theme all year round.
CADR67 is an association which promotes cycling. Located all over the Bas-Rhin department, the association is open to everyone and advocates respect of all users and fair road use.
This association does not repair for members, but with them: bike maintenance classes, recycling of equipment, knowledge sharing, as well as being a meeting place to have a positive impact on urban traffic.
A humanitarian organisation dealing in social outreach founded in 1997. Vélo Emploi subsequently expanded into bike hire for students in 1999, then hire to all customer categories with the service Vélocation in 2003. Today, Véloemploi is tasked with maintaining the entire Vélhop fleet.