Cyclists and pedestrians
RATP provides dedicated areas where cyclists can park their bicycles:
- There are more than 1,500 covered, free bike
parking spaces in over 100 RER
stations and metro/tramway
(Locations indicated on the maps are liable to change, when displaced by construction work).
Vélos* provides 340 secure bike parking spaces in the
Neuilly-Plaisance RER station (operating 7 days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30
a.m.) with 2 subscription plans (quarterly or annual) available online or by
The Navigo** travel pass can be used to access this service.
* L’îlot Vélos is an RATP brand.
** Unless stated otherwise, the Navigo travel pass refers to both the Navigo and Navigo Découverte travel passes. Navigo is a STIF brand.
Cyclists can use the bike route planner to:
- display a roadmap indicating bike routes and facilities
- calculate the distance and time of an itinerary
- see the topographical profile of a given itinerary
Go to the City of Paris bike route planner
BIKING RULES & REGULATIONS
All the rules and regulations for using bikes on public transport: Transporting bicycles
For obvious reasons of space, you cannot take your bicycle on the metro, buses, tramways or the Montmartre cable car. However, you may transport your bicycle on Metro line 1 on Sundays and holidays, up to 4:30 p.m. Please ask the station agent to provide you with access to the platform via the service door.
In the RER, you can transport your bicycle at certain times of day and transfer between certain network lines:
- all day long on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
- on other days: before 6:30 a.m. — between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. — and after 7:00 p.m.
You are responsible for transporting, handling and looking after your bicycle. You must ride in one of the specifically marked cars and hold on to your bike. You are not allowed to use escalators with your bicycle.
Getting around by bicycle, skateboard, scooter, rollerblades, etc.
The use of roller skates, skateboards, scooters, bicycles or any other kind of cycle is strictly forbidden within RATP premises and within cars, regardless of the means of transport used (RER, metro, bus, etc.). You will be held entirely responsible for any accidents that might occur, either to yourself or that you might cause to third parties, RATP or one of its employees.
Bikes and buses: sharing the road
RATP was awarded the 2009 Bike Trophy* for the theme “Safe and easy commuting by bike” for its public awareness campaign “Buses and Bikes, sharing the road together”
Since May 2009, RATP has reached out to cyclists and pedestrians through its nomadic “Buses and Bikes, sharing the road together” event, held in the Exhibition Bus.
The Exhibition Bus showcases display panels and a film recommending good practices to avoid the dangers of sharing the road together. The bus’ blind spots are marked on the ground outside, and visitors can sit in the bus driver’s seat to better understand how hard it is for drivers to see cyclists through the rear-view mirrors.
Since the exhibition was launched, RATP has organised more than 120 event days in 2009 and 2010, by request and in conjunction with local governments.
Good practices for serenely sharing the road together:
*Trophy awarded by the Club des Villes et des Territoires Cyclables.
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TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS
Several transfers between various metro and RER lines can be made by foot using the same t+ ticket.
These transfers are
made by exiting the station, and it is not necessary to validate a
new ticket to continue
your itinerary, so long as you respect the pricing zones.
These transfers are designed to help you get around more easily and quickly.
Below you will find a list of “transfers via the city”*:
- Gare de Lyon <-> Gare d'Austerlitz
- Gare de Lyon <-> Quai de la Rapée
- Auber <-> Gare Saint-Lazare SNCF, Hausmann Saint-Lazare
- Chaussée d'Antin <-> Gare Saint-Lazare SNCF, Hausmann Saint-Lazare
- Havre-Caumartin <-> Gare Saint-Lazare SNCF
- Saint-Augustin <-> Gare Saint-Lazare SNCF, Hausmann Saint-Lazare
- Château Landon <-> Gare de l'Est SNCF, Magenta
- Pasteur <-> Gare Montparnasse
- Poissonnière <-> Gare du Nord, Magenta
- Pont de Sèvres <-> Musée de Sèvres
- Boulogne Porte de Saint-Cloud <->Parc de Saint-Cloud,
- Alma-Marceau <-> Pont de l'Alma
- Assemblée Nationale <-> Musée d'Orsay
- Balard <-> Boulevard Victor
- Porte Dauphine <-> Avenue Foch
- Rue de la Pompe <-> Avenue Henri Martin
- Solférino <-> Musée d'Orsay
* These transfers are recognised by STIF, the Organising Authority for public transport in the Paris-Île-de-France region.
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All “Bus-Bus” and “Bus-Tram” transfers are authorised using the same t+ ticket if they are made within a period not exceeding one hour and 30 minutes.
Note: Transfers between metro/bus, metro/tram, RER/bus and RER/tram are not possible using the same t+ ticket.