Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Home to the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (FFC), St-Quentin-en-Yvelines is investing in cycling at all levels; hosting UCI events, developing excellent sport infrastructure and a growing network of cycle lanes. Located in the Île-de-France region, St-Quentin-en-Yvelines is easily accessible from Paris.

The region hosted the UCI 2015 Track World Championships, a 2018 BMX Supercross World Cup, a 2018 Track World Cup and is currently bidding to host a 2019 BMX Supercross World Cup.

No shortage of high level sporting infrastructure exists within the region; including the National Velodrome and its accompanying BMX track. Off road, the Colline d’Elancourt area is ideal for mountain biking. During the Paris 2024 Olympic Games numerous BMX, track and mountain bike events will be hosted in the region. From the top of the Colline d’Elancourt, iconic landmarks in Paris are visible including the Eiffel Tower and La Défense. Investments in the site will develop the off-road facilities further.

With over 400km of bicycle lanes in existence, the region has invested €2m in the network during the past three years. The network is being developed to improve the connections between permanent cycling infrastructure and local businesses, while enhancing intramodality between public transport and cycling.

School children across the region enjoy cycling education programmes. With the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on the horizon, the region is linking cycling programmes to the games, to develop competition and cycling for all actions.

In 2018, a new strategic cycling plan will be implemented, and the current local cycling development plan and mobility plan emphasises the development of not only participation in elite cycling and sporting clubs, but the growth of active mobility; enhancing road safety while making cycling more accessible.  

 

Country

France

Department

Yvelines

Region

 Île-de-France

Area

120.08 km2

Population

228,032 (2015)

Bicycle Modal Share/Trips by bike
2010

2%

Bicycle Modal Share/Trips by bike 
Target

General target to raise modal share in place


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