Cycle route -
A cycle route is a continuous, long-distance trail intended for cycling that is well marked, safe, made up of Greenways, low-traffic roads, cycle lanes and paths.
A route reserved exclusively for non-motorised vehicles, such as bicycles; pedestrians, ranging from those on rollerblades and accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Horseback riders can be authorised to use these roads on the condition that the following sign appears in addition to the Greenways sign.
These roads are reserved for use by two- or three-wheel cycles.
Cycle paths are dedicated paths that are physically separated from the road. They may be one- or two-ways. Their width is usually between 2.5 and 3m for two-way paths and between 1.5 and 2m for one-way paths.
These lanes are exclusively reserved for two- or three-wheel cycles on roads with multiple lanes.
Cycle lanes are 1.5m wide, one-way lanes that are intrinsically part of the roadway and are dedicated exclusively to cycles.
This is a term that indicates that the cycle trail follows existing roads that are used by motor vehicles. In general, these are low-traffic roads with moderate speeds.
Signs may help to remind motorists to be aware of cyclists and to share the road.
Cyclists may use pedestrian zones unless otherwise indicated, as long as they maintain a pedestrian’s pace and do not create a nuisance for pedestrians.
Qu’est ce qu’une véloroute et une voie verte.pdf
The Haute-Savoie General Council is investing in cycling so as to promote the practice in Haute-Savoie and to make it safer.
Some rules have been imposed so that everyone, from families to cycling enthusiasts, can enjoy using these marked routes and cycling infrastructure, .
REMINDER: In France, cycles are subject to the same rules as vehicles according to the highway code.
They must use the road or other paths intended for cycles, therefore:
In cycle lanes, PAY ATTENTION and BE CAREFUL of motor vehicle traffic.
On cycle paths, KEEP RIGHT and share the path with other cyclists.
On Greenways, SHARE THE ROAD, because these are intended for a variety of users employing environmentally-friendly means of transport: pedestrians, people on cycles, persons with reduced mobility, and in some cases, horse riders.
Marked trails and mountain passes with exceptional climbs in Haute-Savoie using departmental roads may see significant traffic increases in the summer: BE CAREFUL
« “Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you.”
A well-maintained bicycle guarantees safety and fun.
We hope you enjoy exploring Haute-Savoie on bicycle.
Why we love it:
Cycling regularly is a healthy activity.
The development of green means of transport is good for the environment.
(File: Guide de bonne pratique sur les véloroutes Voies Vertes de Haute-Savoie pdf)