The various faces of the Route verte
La Route verte comprises various facilities, divided into two categories: designated roadways and off-road bike paths.
|On paved shoulder.
Some main roads have a paved shoulder at least one metre wide, perfectly safe for use by cyclists.
|On designated roadways
Designated roadways are secondary roads with lighter traffic (under 2,000 vehicles per day), officially recognized for bicycle use. Special signs (bicycle and car on a yellow background) indicate routes shared by drivers and cyclists.
|Off-road bike paths
Many of the bike paths along La Route verte are laid out on old railway tracks. These multipurpose paths are shared with other users, mainly hikers.