Monaco extends its cycle network with new lane linking Condamine and Larvotto

The Louis II tunnel is now able to accommodate cyclists in safety thanks to a dedicated cycle lane in the direction of Menton.

Following the end of works on the Spélugues piers, the Louis II tunnel was recently re-opened to pedestrians in addition to the regular vehicle traffic.

Now, the government has announced that the tunnel will be able to accommodate all modes of road transport with the creation of a cycle lane, direction Menton.

The cycle lane was opened on 16th November and connects the Condamine and Larvotto districts of the Principality.

In the opposite direction, cyclists will continue to share the normal lane with motorists, as the width of the tunnel does not allow for the creation of a second cycle lane.

With this new 430 metre cycle lane there are, in total, almost 6km of lanes dedicated to cyclists in the Principality.

“Wearing a helmet is compulsory for all cyclists up to the age of 18 and strongly recommended above that,” said the government in a statement. “Helmets are also mandatory for children under 18 years of age for electric scooters, as well as wearing retro-reflective clothing or equipment.”

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Photo source: Government of Monaco