The Lyttelton Road Tunnel links the New Zealand cities of Christchurch and Lyttelton. The current tunnel was completed in 1964 and is currently the longest road tunnel in New Zealand. For a few hours every year, cyclists are allowed to bike through the tunnel. This event usually co-insides with a cycling conference. Christchurch is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... Lyttelton on a sunny day Lyttelton (43. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...
Because the tunnel is sloped from the Heathcote side down to the port (even though it seems flat), it is possible to put a vehicle in neutral gear, or even turn the engine off, and still maintain speed. In fact, many vehicles will slowly increase speed to a point where it is breaking the speed limit by a long shot and applying brakes is necessary so to not ram a vehicle in front. Heathcote Valley is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, dominated by the approaches to the Lyttelton Tunnel , a major arterial pass through the Port Hills that is part of State Highway 74. ...
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