Friend of Jimmy K
Join Date: Apr 2002
Bikes: A lot: Raliegh road bike, 3 fixed gears, 2 single speeds, 3 Cannondales, a couple of Schwinns
If you are asking do they have bike lanes? Yes, are they used by bikes? No, the messengers in Paris ride Vespa scooters, and use the bike lanes, it was really annoying.
I tried the Lance around the Arche du Triumphe, but gave up only because the traffic seemed too busy, and nervewracking for my liking. I bailed, and rode to the Eifel tower.
I was able to take my bike on the train without much trouble, and while I seemed to feel I was the only one on a bicycle, there were others, and you can get around. It is like riding in any other big city, just keep your wits about you.