The City of Geneva encourages the development of a more sustainable mobility while protecting the inhabitants from disturbances resulting from traffic.
The State of Geneva is the authority responsible for managing and organising traffic, the hierarchy of the road network, the allocation of streets and road markings. The City of Geneva refers to the canton’s framework documents in order to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and guarantee an active economic life.
For mobility in favour of the inhabitants and economic life
The City of Geneva implements development projects which meet the needs of the city’s inhabitants as well as those linked to business, employment and leisure activities. Inhabitants, visitors and economic operators must be able to move about and organise their logistics as efficiently as possible. The City of Geneva guarantees access to housing by means of motorised vehicles, essentially by managing “residential and professional” parking spaces.
The City of Geneva implements mechanisms and traffic systems while developing public areas such that they reconcile these needs and reduce traffic noise, pollution and accidents.
The City also conducts development and traffic studies which it then submits to the State of Geneva to:
- create reduced speed zones;
- pursue the implementation of the network of cycle paths;
- support and accompany the development of public transport;
- promote the role and place of pedestrians in public areas by making them accessible to everyone.
Promoting sustainable mobility
Motorised traffic has a considerable impact on the environment. Fortunately, there are numerous alternatives to private vehicles: cycling, Walking roller skates, scooters and skateboards as well as carpooling, car sharing and public transport are all cheaper and less pollutant means of getting around.
Promoting sustainable mobility means providing support to active associations: Genèveroule, which makes cycles available to the public, and Pro vélo, which organises driving lessons and visits to increase awareness of the network of cycle paths. In the field of public transport, the City of Geneva subsidises line 36 (TPG) which is particularly useful to people with reduced mobility who wish to visit the old town.
Prevention and road safety
When driving a car, caution is always the keyword. The road safety brigade of the cantonal police conduct preventive controls and guarantee safety on the roads.
Article modifié le 07.02.2020 à 11:25