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Extension of the City’s vel’OH! network to three new neighbouring municipalities

vel’OH!
17.09.2021
Transport

On Friday, 17 September 2021, Luxembourg City Mayor Lydie Polfer, along with Chief Alderman Serge Wilmes, and Patrick Goldschmidt, alderman for mobility, hosted their counterparts from neighbouring municipalities within the self-service bicycle network on Place de la Constitution for a symbolic launch of the vel’OH! service in these municipalities.

In its 2017 call for tenders for the implementation and operation of a self-service e-bike system, the City of Luxembourg had already envisaged the option of extending the service to other municipalities. The municipalities of Leudelange, Mamer and Niederanven have now adopted the City of Luxembourg’s vel’OH! system, joining the municipalities of Bertrange, which has had vel’OH! since 2018, and Hesperange and Strassen, where a first generation of vel’OH! bicycles were introduced in 2011.

"The extension of the self-service bicycle network to three new municipalities is an important step in terms of the interconnectivity of sustainable mobility options beyond the capital. Thanks to its fully electric pedal-assist system, the vel’OH! service is now available to a wider public and allows cyclists to cover longer distances, thereby facilitating its implementation in neighbouring municipalities", said Patrick Goldschmidt, who also applauded the positive spirit of cooperation with the officials of these municipalities during the project.

As such, the extension of the vel’OH! network beyond Luxembourg City is the perfect example of an inter-municipal project implemented for the benefit of residents of the capital and of the municipalities that have adopted the self-service bicycle system. As a result of the extension to three new municipalities, the coverage of the vel’OH! network is now considerably wider, covering a distance of approximately 15 km, as the crow flies, between stations at the outskirts of the network. Overall, the vel’OH! network now consists of 116 stations: 88 in Luxembourg City and 28 in outlying municipalities. With its extremely dense network of vel’OH! stations, the City of Luxembourg is able to provide current and future users with a high-quality, effective and easy-to-use service.

A chance to win 200 vel’OH! annual subscriptions!

To mark the extension of the vel’OH! network, the City of Luxembourg is offering a chance to win an annual vel’OH! subscription: the 200 winners will be determined by a random draw from among the entries received by mobilite.vdl.lu between 17 and 24 September 2021.

vel’OH! - key figures

  • Number of stations in Luxembourg City: 88
  • Number of stations in outlying municipalities
    • Bertrange: 5 (with 5 additional stations planned)
    • Hesperange: 8
    • Leudelange: 4
    • Mamer: 6
    • Niederanven: 2
    • Strassen: 3 (with 2 additional stations planned)

Ainsi, l’expansion du réseau vel’OH! au-delà du territoire de la Ville de Luxembourg témoigne de la réalisation d’un projet intercommunal au profit des citoyens et de la capitale et des communes reliées au système de vélos en libre-service. Grâce à cette extension à trois nouvelles communes, la couverture territoriale du système vel’OH! se voit considérablement élargie, s’étendant sur une distance à vol d’oiseau d’environ 15 km entre les stations situées aux extrémités du réseau. Au total, le réseau vel’OH! compte désormais 116 stations, dont 88 sur le territoire de la Ville de Luxembourg et 28 réparties dans les communes périphériques. Disposant d’un réseau de stations vel’OH! très dense, la Ville de Luxembourg offre à ses usagers actuels et futurs un service de qualité, performant et confortable.

200 abonnements vel’OH! annuels « longue durée » à gagner

À l’occasion de l’extension du réseau vel’OH!, la Ville de Luxembourg offrira aux intéressés la possibilité de gagner un abonnement vel’OH! annuel « longue durée » : les 200 gagnants seront déterminés par tirage au sort parmi toutes les personnes qui s’inscriront entre le 17 et le 24 septembre 2021 sur mobilite.vdl.lu.

vel’OH! - chiffres-clés

  • Nombre de stations à Luxembourg-ville : 88
  • Nombre de stations dans les communes périphériques
    • Bertrange : 5 (5 stations supplémentaires en planification)
    • Hesperange : 8
    • Leudelange : 4
    • Mamer : 6
    • Niederanven : 2
    • Strassen : 3 (2 stations supplémentaires en planification)