Mobility services

Cycling

Daily cycling and commuting by bike is developing rapidly in urban areas, especially in the Île-de-France region. As part of its ambition to become a comprehensive, sustainable mobility service provider by the year 2020, RATP addresses the expectations of the network’s cyclists. To facilitate network access (metro, RER and tramway), RATP is developing projects and implementing suitable solutions to make cycling a mode of transport in its own right.

01. Cycle parking

Secure cycle parking hubs 
At year-end 2016, the RATP Group operated more than 1300 cycle parking spaces located in the immediate vicinity of 10 stations in the Île-de-France region. In 2017, 840 additional spaces will be created around 5 stations on the public transport network. To see the list of stations equipped with secure cycle parking hubs and to apply online for membership, go to www.rouelibre.fr, the RATP website dedicated to secure cycle parking hubs.

Free cycle parking spaces  
On its metro and RER lines, RATP provides cyclists more than 900 free covered cycle parking spaces, as well as open-air bike racks with nearly 600 spaces.

02. Cycling in the Greater Paris area

Bus and bike: see our practical guides for tips on sharing the road together!

- Bus and bike: sharing the road together :

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- Together, let’s avoid risky situations :

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- Together, let’s avoid the dangers of cut offs :

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- Together, let’s avoid the dangers of blind spots :

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03. Bikes on public transport: common sense rules

For obvious reasons of available space, you are not allowed to carry your bicycle on the metro, bus, tramway or Montmartre funicular. 

On metro line M1, however, bicycles may be transported on Sundays and bank holidays before 4:30 p.m. Please ask the station agent to open the service gate.  

On the RER, you may transport your bicycle only during the following hours:
- All day long on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays
- Before 6:30 a.m., between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and after 7 p.m. on all other days.

You must store your bike in one of the compartments displaying the following bicycle indicator: 

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The use of bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, scooters, or any other type of cycle is strictly forbidden within the network and in the trains, regardless of which transport mode you use (RER, metro, tramway or bus). You will be held fully responsible for any accidents that occur to you or to third parties, as well as to RATP and its staff.