The cantons must ensure that plans for cycle path networks for everyday and leisure use are drawn up and that these are periodically reviewed and adapted. Existing and planned cycle path networks must be transferred to the plans.
Everyday bikeway networks provide access to residential areas, workplaces, schools, public transportation, shopping stores, and other facilities of public interest.
Recreational bikeway networks include appropriately connected roads, bike paths, trails, and signalized bike and mountain bike routes and similar infrastructure, and provide access to beautiful landscapes, points of interest, public transit stops, and tourism-related infrastructure.
Cycle route networks also include corresponding infrastructure. This includes, for example, parking facilities, information platforms or possibly even washing stations and the like.
The cycle path networks must:
… be coherent and continuous and include the important places (see above)
… have an appropriate density and direct routing
… be as safe as possible and as separate as possible from motorized traffic and pedestrian traffic
… be homogeneously developed
… be attractive and (especially in the case of leisure networks) have a high recreational quality
… be maintained
… be replaced if necessary (replacement in the event of removal).