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.
Cycling in the Greater Paris area
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:
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.