Policy & Research

Lille offers bicycle subsidy to boost cycling (France)


The European Metropolis of Lille (MEL), which includes 90 municipalities with 1.2 million people, has announced that it will offer financial assistance for those wishing to purchase a bicycle to help boost cycling in the region.

From 1 April, Lille will pay 25 per cent of the purchase price of a new bicycle, with a limit set at € 150 for regular bicycles and € 300 for electric bicycles.

Only one subsidy will be granted per household for a period of three years.

The overall amount of funding available for the year is € 100 000.