Usage of bikes as means of transportation in France 2018, by frequency
Usage of bicycles in city areas in France
Strasbourg, Grenoble and Bordeaux were the cities with the highest percentage of employees who used the bike to go to work in France in 2015 : in these metropoles between 11 and 16 percent of the working population went to work cycling. In Paris only four percent of employees did so. This ratio appears to be more important when people commute within city-centers or big cities, which would be linked to the presence of better cycling infrastructures.
Overall bicycle mobility goals in France
On the observation that daily bike use represents only three percent of all daily travels, the French government stressed in September 2018 a “Plan Vélo” (Bicycle Plan). This to increase the bicycle mobility until 2024, along with the goal of ensuring security and to better cycling infrastructures. most of French bike users seemed to still feel unsecure when cycling in cities in a survey conducted in 2017.