Segregated foot- and cycle path, Reykjavík

EFLA was commissioned to conduct a preliminary design of an upgrade of a footpath to a segregated foot- and cycle path in Reykjavík municipality.

The path runs over 8 km from the west part of Reykjavík to the east part, following the coast for much of its route. 

About this Project

City of Reykjavík


Reykjavík, Iceland


The project's objective

The route is popular recreational asset among the city's residents. The aim of the project was to improve the current path by widening it, altering its route in places, and segregate pedestrians and cyclists. The goal was to increase safety and further encourage its use.

The project also involved a proposal for a new bus route near the path for improved access to it.

The first part of the project was opened in May 2009 and it is now fully built. 

EFLA's role

  • Preliminary design
  • Cost estimation