Walking is a healthy and effective means of getting about individual districts. The City of Geneva is developing a safe, continuous and barrier free pedestrian network so that both children and senior citizens can get about as independently as possible.
The City of Geneva organises public areas to encourage people to walk while creating places where people can relax and enjoy a gentle stroll both in the different districts and in the city centre. It increases the safety of both school routes and the areas around centres for senior citizens. It reduces the number of obstacles preventing or discouraging people with reduced mobility from getting about in public areas.
Walking is a quick and effective means of getting about. In Geneva, most tourist sites and activities are accessible on foot in less than 15 minutes from the city centre. The “Genève une ville en marche” map, available for download below, indicates the times required to walk between the different districts.
Walking in Geneva
Furthermore, 10 walking circuits offer inhabitants and visitors to the city the chance to discover its rich architectural, historical and botanical heritage.
A city adapted to people with reduced mobility
People who get around on foot are not merely seen as fully-fit people in full possession of all their senses. Everyday life clearly shows that they are often carrying bags, accompanied by young children or pushchairs, in a wheelchair or forced to use crutches or walking frames. Public areas must be adapted accordingly and must help all these people to get where they are going.
To this end, the City of Geneva has taken measures intended for people with reduced mobility. For example, it has lowered pavements, raised bus and tram stops and removed steps wherever possible. It has also introduced guidance devices and tactile underfoot warning strips to help blind and visually-impaired people.
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Article modifié le 17.02.2020 à 14:01