Once the second tramway* line is in service from September 2019, 800 buses will no longer be in service per day, making way for the two fresh wheels.
The city will take this opportunity to transform 10km of bus lanes into extra cycle paths and pedestrian areas. A new green foundation in the heart of the city will be created with more than 1,000 trees planted. The existing cycle paths will also be improved and made safe (particularly the North-South route parallel to Jean Médecin Avenue). Up to now, the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ remains the most frequented cycle route, with the number of people per day peaking at more than 8,000.
A minimum of 500,000 euros will be dedicated to cycling in order to bring this increasingly popular means of transport into the spotlight in the fifth largest city in France.
The ‘Blue Bike’ self-service cycle network has 17,000 subscribers. By the end of the year, it will be strengthened by the installation of electric bikes and scooters. Electric scooters are already offered in the city (500 two-wheelers).
Nice is also going to set up several on-street bicycle parking areas. 700 new two-wheel drive spaces will become available in 2 years on the streets in the city centre (a third of them will be for bicycles). Regulated spaces on the widest pavements will also become available.
Please note: Nice will be the starting city for the 2020 Tour de France.
*Route through Nice from East to West, from the Port to the Alpes-Maritimes Prefecture (CADAM) and to the 2 terminals at the Nice Côte d’Azur airport.
Article published on 18 October 2018