Norway's world's longest bike tunnel

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 Norway will have the longest bike tunnel

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Norwegian Bergen prepares to open the world's longest purpose-built walking and cycling tunnel.

On 15 April 2023, the 2.9-kilometre tunnel will open to the public to host competitions running and cycling, according to Euronews.

The tunnel passes through the Levstakken mountain in southwestern Norway, connecting the residential areas of Fyllingsdalen and Mindemiren. Cyclists can continue to the center of Bergen along existing routes.

The aim of the project is to encourage more people to choose between cycling and walking by car. This can help not only reduce traffic in the city, but also reduce environmental pollution.

The total length of the route — from Fyllingsdalen to Festplassen in the city center — is 7.8 km, which takes about 25 minutes by bike.Currently, it takes about 40 minutes to cycle between these areas.

The bicycle tunnel in Bergen is considered the longest in the world, but with some reservations.

The tunnel near Seattle, USA, has a length of 3.6 km. However, it is located in an abandoned railway tunnel, that is, it was not specially built.

Thus, the cycle tunnel in Norway is the second longest in the world and the longest built specifically for this purpose.

The tunnel will be open from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm daily.Here there are well-lit rest stops and security cameras.Colorful dynamic lighting will create a wave of light when a cyclist or pedestrian enters the tunnel from either end, alerting cyclists to approaching traffic.Emergency phones are available every 250 meters.

The tunnel will be kept at a constant temperature of 7 degrees Celsius, making it attractive for runners on cold days.
The opening ceremony on April 15 will be marked by a tunnel race on Saturday and a bike parade on Sunday. Sunday.

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