The City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Road Administration signed an agreement yesterday on the making of new cycle and walking paths in the metropolitan area. The project is estimated to cost ISK 2 billion (USD 17 million, EUR 13 million).
Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
No exact timeline has been decided but the project will begin later this year, including the construction of cycling and walking paths from the Hlemmur bus terminal in the city center to Elliðaárósar, the river mouth Elliðaár, where they will be connected with new bridges across the river, Morgunblaðið reports.
The Hlemmur-Elliðaárósar paths are scheduled to finish next year.
In addition, a new path alongside the Vesturlandsvegur highway between Reykjavík and Mosfellsbær is being worked on.
According to a statement from Reykjavík City, safety is a priority in the project and therefore it is considered important to separate cycling paths and roads where there is heavy traffic.