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longboarding and cycling in Lausanne

hey guys,
I have a longboard and I was wondering if these were common in Switzerland.
And for people who live in Lausanne, are the roads good for cruising? No crazy hills with cobblestone roads I hope?

And what about road biking in Lausanne? Is it safe to bike on the roads? Are there routes that you can take that take you around the mountains and the lake?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: longboarding and cycling in Lausanne

Heya!!! Am patiently waiting to get my 1st ever longboard at the end of the month...and looking for someone who can teach me!
Heard Lausanne's pretty famous with their hills to longboard...u shouldnt have problem finding fellow longboarders..
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Re: longboarding and cycling in Lausanne

hi,
I cannot comment on longboard (seen few times around), but for bikes. Depends what kind of experience you are looking for. Concrete (asphalt) roads have signed velo-routes (see veloland.ch), there is tour de lac leman (around 180km) but generally you will be on the same road than cars, sometimes with designated yellow strip.As for non-paved roads, around Croissettes (last subway stop) there are some nice areas to have fun for a while. Or take it with train somewhere (you should buy a second ticket for bike) and have fun there
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Re: longboarding and cycling in Lausanne

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hey guys,
I have a longboard and I was wondering if these were common in Switzerland.
And for people who live in Lausanne, are the roads good for cruising? No crazy hills with cobblestone roads I hope?

And what about road biking in Lausanne? Is it safe to bike on the roads? Are there routes that you can take that take you around the mountains and the lake?

Thanks a lot!
Not common-
Bike not safe in Lausanne-

Routes, yes, definitely many path; including some forest/countryside paths with no cars.

Lausanne is not so popular with bicycle, I see a few of them regularly but it's not as spread as bern, zurich.

It's extremely hilly everywhere and cars seems to have little respect for bikes here. I also see many "walkers" not respecting the little bike path available for cyclists. (walking on it and not even moving when you come there, slowly and in front of them).

The infrastructure is not that good (not so many bike path only for bikes, cars often driving a bit over the bike lanes...).

I'm driving a car and also a bicycle here-
I've seen some accidents where you really wonder how even possible to hit the bike, on the side of the road, etc...

I also compare that situation with cities in the UK I used for biking and it has nothing to do.

Oh! Also here if the drivers hit a bike, they apparently get in big troubles, even opening the door on a bike and it's a big issue with law. But it does not seems to change the situation in Lausanne.

You can still use a bike here but be careful; and be aware of the many "hills".
For the longboard I would say forget, especially with possible issue if you hit someone with it
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