New : velocity.ch
The Fondation des Parkings has developped a new access system to the bicycle parkings (vélostation), « Velocity.ch », in partnership with SwissPass.
With the application « Velocity.ch » developped by the Fondation des Parkings, the users can from now on use their SwissPass to access to 8 vélostations in Geneva. With time, it will be possible to register and to buy the parking services in all the bicycle parkings administrated by the Fondation des Parkings in the Canton, in particuliar the vélostations of the Léman Express stations, totalizing an offer of more than 3'500 places dedicated to soft mobility.
The system is simple : the user registers on the application indicating its SwissPass number. He buys the required parking service at the moment he wishes by Visa, Mastercard, Postfinance card, E-finance or Twint, and accesses to the vélostation by passing its Swisspass card before the reader.
At the first use of the application and in order to identify its bicycle, the user takes a sticker at the automatic distributor, scans the QR code with the application or enters manually the 5 letters of identification and sticks the sticker on the bicycle. If the sticker gets damaged or illegible, it is sufficient to stick another one and to introduce the new code.
The system permits and great flexibility in the offered parking services : day, week, year. A yearly multiparkings subscription is also offered, which enables the access to all the "velocity" parkings administered by the Fondation in Geneva. By reducing the administrative costs, this system already enables to reduce the prices offered in all the concerned vélostrations. The annual subscription passes thus from CHF 220.- to CHF 150.-
The application is designed to be multilingual, according to the needs.
The current subscriptions continue to work with their belonging card and sticker.
|1 day||1 week||1 month||1 year||Yearly multiparking|
Purchase via velocity.ch
Purchase via Genèveroule
|Non available||Non available||15.-||100.-||---|
Locker with electrical plug
Purchase via Genèveroule
|Non available||Non available||20.-||150.-||---|
Accessible in the vélostations : CFF Cornavin, Montbrillant, P+R Etoile, P+R Genève-Plage, Hôtel des Finances, P+R Sécheron, P+R Sous-Moulin, Uni-Dufour
*CHF 120.- at Uni Dufour and Hôtel des Finances
Access card and check sticker
The velostation is only accessible to the users with a valid access or subscription. The access can be bought via the platform velocity.ch. The bikes must be equiped with a valid check sticker (delivered by a distributor inside the vélostation). The sticker must be imperatively sticked behind the seat tube in a visible manner. The access is valid from the moment of the purchase. The access can be bought in advance. For technical reasons, the date of purchase, the start and the end of the validity do not appear on the sticker but are anytime visible on the platform velocity.ch.
How the get to the velostation
The velostation works in an automatic way. There is no staff onsite. The members must show their smartphone at the terminal at the entrance of the vélostation in order to unlock the electric latch of the door. The cylists are asked to get off their bike to enter in the vélostation.
Parking of bikes
The bikes can be parked on a free bike rack. There is no reserved parking. It is forbidden to leave a bike out of the racks. The bikes must be locked.
How to get out of the velostation
The exit is done directly without presentation of the smartphone. For security reasons, it is forbidden to run the bike inside the velostation. The bikes have to be pushed and the users have to move on foot.
Lockers can be rented out to the subscribers, the lockers are not included in the price of the rent. Some compartments are equiped with electric plugs allowing to recharge an accumulator. Please contact the Genèveroule team for the purchase or any question about the lockers.
For security reasons, it is recommended not to let any person come in when the doors are open and to notify any undesirable presence via intercom or by phoning the emergency numbers mentioned below.
In case of breakdown
For any technical problem or in case of dysfunction of the access, call via intercom or by phoning the emergency numbers mentioned below.
Who runs the velostation ?
The velostation Montbrillant, property of the City of Geneva, and the velostation Cornavin, property of the CFF, are run by the Fondation of parkings in partnership with the association Genèveroule, the bikes inpound (association ARV), the association Péclôt 13 and the association PRO VELO Genève.
Customer service and complaints
Please send any complaint by mail or email to the address mentioned below.
Technical emergency and informations
Fondation des parkings
Case postale 1775
1211 Genève 26
admin [at] fondation-parkings [dot] ch
The terms and conditions of the new organisation of the velostation are available on the velocity.ch platform. The users also accept the terms and conditions of the Swisspass (www.swisspass.ch).