A 430 metre long cycle lane has been created in the Louis II tunnel, a vital connecting road between the Principality’s Condamine and Larvotto districts that stretches from the Yacht Club to Portier, all underneath the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel.
Those travelling around the Principality on two wheels and without a motor will no doubt be familiar with the perils of sharing skinny roads with three tonne SUVs, and it is with the eco-responsible traveller in mind that government has inaugurated a cycling lane in Louis II tunnel. However, only in the direction towards Menton.
Cyclists, skaters and scooterists alike must continue to share the other side of the road with motor vehicles, as the width of the tunnel does not allow the creation of a second cycle lane, the government explains.
Being one of the fastest points in the Circuit de Monaco, many motorists forget that they are not behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car when brushing past others at break-neck speeds in the Louis II tunnel, but at least one side of the road is safe from G Wagons setting fastest laps.
The inauguration of this new and necessary 430 metre cycle lane means that cyclists and co’ now have six kilometres of dedicated lanes around the Principality, a very impressive figure considering the sovereign state’s 2.02 square kilometre area.