PARIS 2024 VENUES TO BE LINKED BY 55 KMS OF NEW CYCLE LANES
Climbing fans will be able to cycle from the centre of Paris to Seine-Saint-Denis, the home of the Sport Climbing venue, to catch a glimpse of the stars of our sport in Olympic action as 55-kilometres of new bike lanes are set to be completed by July 2024.
Scheduled for 26 July to 11 August, Paris 2024 will be Sport Climbing’s second outing at an Olympic Games following a hugely successful debut at Tokyo 2020 with competition taking place at the Le Bourget Climbing venue situated in the north-eastern suburb of the city – an area known for its young population.
The purpose-built venue and indoor Climbing facilities in Seine-Saint-Denis will provide a lasting legacy after the Games which goes hand in hand with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s vision for the additional bike lanes.
Finished in time for next summer’s sporting showpiece, the French capital city announced 25 kilometres of new ‘Olympilanes’ will span the Seine-Saint-Denis area in addition to the 30 kilometres of cycling routes in Paris already in place or is about to be completed.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris said: “We can’t wait to see the final plan of the cycle lane network and we would be delighted to ride from Paris city centre to our venue, together with our athletes.”
Seine-Saint-Denis will be linked to the centre of Paris by July 2024