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Parking bikes

The City of Geneva provides many secure parking spaces for bikes throughout the territory.

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Aware that safe parking helps combat theft and improve cyclists’ comfort, the City of Geneva constantly provides new parking options. The wide variety of facilities provided by the City of Geneva makes parking bikes safer.

Two-wheeler parking bays

Two-wheeler parking bays are spaces marked on the road by white lines and often equipped with arches. This facility, intended for all two-wheeled vehicles, allows you to secure your vehicle by means of a bike lock and thus to limit theft.

Arches installed on the pavements or in pedestrian zones without any spaces being marked are reserved for bicycles. They are prohibited for motorised two-wheeled vehicles.

Bike rack or pedal park

A bike rack or pedal park is a bike park consisting of a one- or two-tier metal structure. These specific structures, reserved for cycles, optimize the parking space, hence allowing a large number of bikes to be parked in a small area. The bike rack is very easy to use, but although it allows to lock the front wheel it does not always allow the bicycle to be attached to the frame. The Pedal-park model, on the other hand, offers the possibility to secure the bike frame to a fixed element.

Bike shed or shelter

Bike sheds or shelters are covered facilities where bikes can be parked. They protect bikes against rain and snow.

Parking your bike on the pavement

If the parking spaces for bikes are all taken, cyclists are entitled to park their bike on the pavement, albeit in compliance with certain conditions. They must:

  • leave a passage of at least 1.5 m to enable pushchairs and wheelchairs to move around freely;
  • ensure they do not obstruct shop windows, house windows or entrances to buildings which open onto the pavement.

Scooters and motorbikes parked on the pavement may receive a fine.

Bike station (secure parking subject to a fee)

Bike stations are in service close to railway stations. For conditions and rates, please visit the Fondation des parkings website.

Contact

Service de l'aménagement, du génie-civil et de la mobilité

agcm@ville-ge.ch

10 Rue François-Dussaud

1227

Les Acacias

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Article modifié le 23.08.2022 à 15:12