Bicycles in a public transport
Bicycles are officially allowed in trains, but on trams and buses only during the weekends and public holidays, only if there is enough space for them in a vehicle, and they don't bother other people. You need one ticket for a bicycle itself, same as for additional passanger (generally CHF 3). It's also possible to buy a daily (18CHF full tariff, 12CHF reduced) and monthly bike pass.
Bike shops with city bikes, e-bikes, mountain bikes, race bikes and bicycles for kids. Also all the bike equipment, tires, pumps, transmissions, strings and helmets:
Rue de Veyrier 31, Carouge, Geneva
Second hand bikes
1. Fourierre Velo
The best shop for a second-hand bike in Geneva (in our opinion) is Fourierre Velo, selling impounded male and female second-hand bikes. The bicycles are all repaired and after thorough maintenance. The price of second-hand bicycles goes between 120-180 CHF, and several second-hand e-bikes for 250-400 CHF. Generally the price per value (quality) is really good.
Mechanics in the shop will gladly help You to choose a bike for You and to install additional lights or basket, which You can buy there directly, as well as lockers.
Address: Avenue du Bouchet 16
Opening times: only Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am to 6:30pm.
Phone: 022 734 38 81 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Plainpalais flea market and nearby second-hand shop Cash Converter sell few second-hand bikes, prices 200-500CHF
The most popular service for renting a bike in Geneva is Genève Roule, located at several points in the city, with the main rental place at Gare Cornavin. In summer, from Mai - September, they are offering a free bike rental for 4 hours. You need to bring in Your ID or Passport to sign a deal. If You don't return the bike after the 4 hours period, the rate is 2CHF per hour. Bicycles are very modern and of high quality, with a lockers and basket in the front.
There is a lot of space on the right side of the road, marked with yellow lines. Sometimes the traffic lights also have light signalization for bicycles.
Generally bicycles can ride on the tram tracks, where tramways drive, but watch out for a no entry signs, at some places it is forbidden - mainly turns, where the collision with tram is imminent (i.e. at Carouge just behind the bridge). At this sections, the same rule applies as when going through sidewalk - a cyclist has to sit down from the bike and walk.