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  • Writer's pictureJean-Christophe DIMINO

How cycle paths in town structure the new Nice

With the delivery of new protected corridors, cyclists and local residents gain in quality of life.

Rue de la Buffa, boulevard Gambetta, rue Trachel, boulevard Cassini, avenue Auguste Raynaud, whether in the city center or further north, new tracks bicycles are being delivered as summer 2023 approaches. A good deal for those who love cycling, but also for local residents... And overall for residential real estate. See the kw application and its interactive map.

Here are 10 key facts about cycle paths in Nice:

  1. Extensive network: Nice has a well-developed network of cycle paths, with over 125 kilometers of cycle lanes through the city.

  2. Protected paths: Most of Nice's cycle paths are separated from car traffic, providing increased safety for cyclists.

  3. Self-service bicycles: The city offers the self-service bicycle service called "Vélo Bleu", which makes it easy for residents and visitors to rent bicycles to get around the city.

  4. Promenade des Anglais: The famous Promenade des Anglais offers a dedicated cycle path along the seafront, offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

  5. Paillon Greenway: The Paillon Greenway is a cycle path that follows the Paillon Valley, offering a scenic route through parks and gardens.

  6. Connections with neighborhoods: Nice's cycle paths provide easy connections between different areas of the city, providing cyclists with convenient routes to get around.

  7. Repair stations: There are bike repair stations spread throughout the city, where cyclists can get help with mechanical problems.

  8. Clear signage: Nice cycle paths are well signposted, making it easy for cyclists to navigate.

  9. Priority to cyclists: In many areas of the city, cyclists have priority over cars, which improves the safety and flow of cycle traffic.

  10. A city garden: Pines, palm trees, banana trees and other sub-tropical species, thousands of trees are already planted - or about to be - along the cycle paths. Green spaces which are added to the trees planted along the route of line 2 of the tramway, from west to east of the city. In total, Mayor Christian Estrosi is committed to planting 360,000 trees before the end of his mandate.

This type of information is subject to change over time, so it is recommended that you consult official city sources for the most up-to-date information on cycle paths in Nice.



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