CYCLING

A BIKE-FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD

With bike trails and the Vélo’v bike sharing service, cycling is facilitated and encouraged in La Confluence. Cycling is an easy, pleasant and eco-friendly way of getting around town. And what’s more, it’s a sport, so it’s good for your health. Be careful and follow the rules of the road!

CYCLING POWERS THE SUSTAINABLE CITY

Along with walking and public transport, cycling is one of the pillars of a sustainable city. Cycling is one of the most accessible modes of transport and has many advantages: it improves the quality of life, makes getting around easier, and more.

La Confluence has been designed for easy and safe cycling, thanks to bike lanes, subsidies for buying electric, folding and cargo bikes, Vélo’v and Myvélo’v bike sharing, the 2009-2020 Sustainable Transport Plan, and more.

 

KEY FIGURES

A NEIGHBOURHOOD DESIGNED FOR WALKING AND CYCLING

  • On the banks of the Saône, 2.5 kilometres of walkway offer opportunities for long, peaceful strolls from Perrache to the Musée des Confluences, far from traffic.
  • From the Docks quarter, Passage Magellan, a narrow one-way street (west > east), is an easy way to get to Cours Charlemagne and the Pasteur crossroads, using a bike lane.
  • Cours Charlemagne, the main thoroughfare of La Confluence, links the quarter’s north and south areas and features a bike lane. 
  • To the southeast of the peninsula, the Raymond Barre Bridge links the Confluence Museum to the Gerland quarter. Only green modes of transport are allowed on it: cycling, the tramway, walking, rollerblading and scooters.
  • By the end of 2020, under Perrache Station, the renovated West Tunnel (Voûte Ouest) will offer 300 metres–including 50 metres open to the sky–to cyclists, pedestrians and other active modes. It will be car-free and will change the daily lives of lots of residents and employees going between the northern and southern parts of the peninsula. 

Perrache: the west tunnel, renovated in 2020

WHERE CAN YOU FIND A VÉLO’V SELF-SERVICE BIKE STATION?

Deployed since May 2005, the bike share system Vélo’v offers more than 4,000 bikes for rent (for a few minutes, all day, or long-term) in the Lyon urban area. Go to one of the nine stations in La Confluence: Place des Archives, Place de l'Hippodrome, Sainte-Blandine, Patinoire, Hôtel de Région, Les Docks, Confluence-Darse, Musée des Confluences and the recently added ESMA station on Quai Rambaud.

Discovering La Confluence by bike
Cycling isn't only for neighbourhood residents and employees. If you’re here just for the day, discover the district on a 2-hour bike tour with Lyonbiketour on Saturdays and Sundays. You’ll ride a bike through a unique area at the heart of Lyon.