Patrick Goldschmidt, Alderman, at the new vel’OH! station in Walferdange; Credit: © Ville de Luxembourg_Fränk Schneider

The City of Luxembourg has announced the expansion of the vel’OH! network with the commissioning of 19 additional stations spread over four municipalities; the new stations bring the total number of stations in the network to 144 with 94 stations located within the City of Luxembourg and 50 stations distributed in u municipalities.

Expansion towards the north of the capital and rallying of Walferdange

Announced on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the vel’OH system! in March 2023, the municipality of Walferdange's membership in the self-service bicycle system is now effective. The municipality located on the north side of the capital had to wait in particular for the completion of the Beggen-Dommeldange section of the national cycle path PC1, which allows cyclists to take a secure route towards Luxembourg city, before being able to join the vel'OH! system. 

With four stations located in strategic locations, Walferdange becomes the 7th neighbouring municipality to join the vel’OH! network thus reinforcing the intercommunal dimension of the offer. In order to optimise coverage and allow an extension towards the municipality of Walferdange, the City of Luxembourg is densifying the network coverage in the north of the capital with the commissioning of the “Munchen-Tesch” stations in the Weimerskirch district, “Nennig” in Dommeldange and “Stade Henri Dunant” in the Beggen district, close to the municipal boundary. 

Patrick Goldschmidt, alderman responsible for mobility in the City of Luxembourg, stated "The commissioning of the new stations to the north of the capital makes it possible to achieve a homogeneous network over the vast majority of the municipal territory. It is in this optimisation of the network, coupled with the commissioning of the new section of the PC1 cycle path, that the adhesion of the municipality of Walferdange to the vel’OH! makes sense."

FThe City of Luxembourg has also commissioned the “Stade de Luxembourg” station, making it possible to reach the national football and rugby stadium using soft mobility, and is already awaiting the implementation the “Hammes” station in the Kirchberg district scheduled for early 2024. The municipalities of Mamer and Niederanven, members of the network since 2021, are continuing to develop the network with 8 and 3 new stations respectively.

The number of vel’OH! subscriptions has continued to grow to reach 26,029 long-term subscribers (one-year subscription) at the end of November 2023 as well as 45,841 short-term subscribers (1 - 3 day subscription) between January and November 2023, an increase of 147% and 331% respectively since the introduction of the second generation of the system at the end of 2018. In 2023, some 3,476 journeys were made on average per day using the vel'OH! system.