Paris To Become 100% Cycling City Within Four Years, Reveals New Plan – Forbes
Carlton Reid Oct 22, 2021
Paris is to increase the number of protected cycleways in the city as well as boost bicycle parking spaces, reveals the 2021-2026 cycling plan published October 21 and billed as Plan Velo: Act 2.
(Plan Velo is the existing, $174 million cycling plan which has been getting bolder and bolder with each update.)
The desire is to make the French capital—not that long ago a city that was toxic for everyday cycling—into a “100% cyclable city.”
As well as the creation of extra facilities for cyclists the new $290 million plan also pledges to maintain them with promises of “cleaning and snow removal from cycle paths.”
Cycle parking in the city will be significantly increased at the same time as car parking spaces are removed.
Paris is already in the process of removing more than 70% of its on-street car parking spaces.