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Bicycle Urbanism by Design: World’s Longest Bicycle Commuter Tunnel Opens

Bicycle Tunnel in San Sebastian
San Sebastian Bicycle Tunnel – Photo: Michelena at Diario Vasco

The Basque city of San Sebastian inaugurated the world’s longest bicycle commuter tunnel yesterday [07 August 2009] in a former railway tunnel on the Bilbao-San Sebastian route.

The Mayor of San Sebastian, Odon Elorza, and the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Basque Government, Ernesto Gasco opened the tunnel to the delight of the many cyclists in the city. The tunnel is aimed primarily at bicycle commuters but recreational cyclists are expected to use it on the weekends as well.

Elorza expressed satisfaction at the launching of this new infrastructure that improves the network of bicycle lanes in San Sebastian and is “a symbol of progress, sustainability and personal health“.

San Sebastian Bicycle Tunnel – Photo: Michelena at Diario Vasco

The bicycle tunnel itself is 850 metres long and a part of a 2 kilometre section of former

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