Time to get your walking shoes on!
Strasbourg is a very walkable city! The best way to discover the city is on foot, especially since most of its architectural and cultural heritage can be visited within a small area. There are plenty of picturesque spots where you can take a break.
Strasbourg loves pedestrians…
Strasbourg’s pedestrian area is one of the biggest in France. For many years now, the city has been committed to reducing the amount of space for cars in the centre, so everyone can breathe easier. Year after year, the pedestrian areas have been expanding, making the city more and more pleasant. The latest conquest: the banks of the Ill River, very close to Strasbourg Cathedral.
... and cyclists!
Although Strasbourg can’t quite be compared to Amsterdam, it’s very bike-friendly. It’s the city in France with the longest network of bicycle paths: 600 km! And of course, there’s a bike-share system, called “Vélhop”, so, get pedalling!
Leave your car behind!
Like in most large urban areas, traffic in Strasbourg can get congested at times! What’s more, if you leave your car behind, you’ll help keep the air clean. Everything is organised to make green transport easier: tramway park-and-rides located around the city centre (parking there entitles all of the vehicle’s passengers to ride on the tramway: up to 7 people), bicycle paths, pedestrian areas, and more.
The tramway: the right choice
Strasbourg’s tramway is exceptional, because in addition to its strong presence in the city centre, it also serves all four corners of the city, and even goes all the way to Kehl, the German border town on the other side of the Rhine. The tramway provides a high frequency of service. The entire system is linked to the buses that serve all of the towns of the Eurometropolis. The tram is a great way to get around easily.
Timetables, maps, fares on www.cts-strasbourg.eu/
“Crit’Air”, the required certificate…
Differentiated traffic has been in effect in Strasbourg since the end of 2017. It applies to all 33 villages and towns of the Eurometropolis. On days when there are peaks of pollution (taking certain conditions into account), only vehicles displaying “Crit’Air” certificates 1, 2 or 3 are allowed to circulate. Remember to get this certificate before you arrive.
More information about pollution alerts and environmental Crit’Air Sticker
Registration to the pollution peak alert