The bike plan "endowed with 250 million euros in 2023"according to Matignon

The bicycle plan fund will be endowed with 250 million euros. 200 million will be dedicated to infrastructure and 50 million euros to parking. An “interministerial cycling committee” will meet every six months

The fund for the bicycle plan will be “endowed with 250 million euros in 2023”, indicated Matignon on Tuesday, for the fourth anniversary of this plan endowed in principle with 500 million until 2025. An “interministerial bicycle committee”, which will integrate all the ministers concerned, will moreover be launched in the autumn and will meet every six months.

The “active mobility fund”, which allows the financing of infrastructures, will be part “in a logic of contractualization with the communities, to ensure that the investments are targeted and effective. It will be endowed with 250 million euros for 2023; 200 million will be dedicated to infrastructure and 50 million euros for parking”, according to Matignon.

“The multi-annual envelope remains to be defined, because it will be part of the overall reflection on transport infrastructure, based in particular on the infrastructure orientation council which will be delivered this fall”, according to this source.

“Know how to ride a bike”

At the end of 2018, the government of Édouard Philippe, of which Élisabeth Borne was then Minister of Transport, announced a national “bicycle plan” establishing in particular a fund of 350 million euros over seven years (2018-2025), topped up with 150 million additional euros by the recovery plan decided after the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the website of the Ministry of Ecology, “the first 5 calls for projects launched between 2019 and 2022 were a great success with 933 winning projects for a total of 365 million euros in subsidies. 599 territories were thus able to benefit from “support for the realization of projects for the sustainability of transition cycle paths, the creation of secure cycle routes and the reduction of route discontinuities”.

The bicycle plan, which now runs until 2027, also intends to bring to an entire age group the “know how to ride a bicycle” device in primary school, which has benefited 160,000 children for three years.

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