Rail & Road traveller
The Icelandic Road Administration is planning the construction of a new possible bicycle route between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik.
The route that was mapped out mostly follows old Keflavik Vatnsleysa Way and Strand Road. The route that was mapped out is 54 km long,
4 km-which is longer than the shorter driving distance
between the same locations.
Approximately 34 km of this route are paved and 16 km are gravel roads, therefore differ about 4 km of new paths need to be constructed.
The cost of constructing 4 km of new paths, paving the existing gravel roads, laying road surface marking and street signs is around 330 million USD.
A 100% recycled asphalt is used
in the cost Estimates-which is half the cost of new asphalt.
A marked bicycle route from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik could get a so called Euro Velo Certification.
Now the Icelandic Road Administration has signed agreements of cooperation with Several municipalities Regarding construction of new bicycle paths.