Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it has completed constructing 104kms of cycling tracks across various parts of the emirate as part of its bigger Bicycle Master Plan.
The completed tracks include a 23km-long track along Jumeirah Street, a 1.4km track along Street No 7 which links Jumeirah Street with Al Mankhool Street, a 1.6km track at the Mall of the Emirates station, a 67-km track across Seih Assalam Road and Al Qudra Road and a 11km track in Bur Dubai covering Al Fuhaidi, Al Falah, Al Ghubaiba and Al Hisn Roads.
There are further plans to construct tracks in Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Warqaa, Al Quoz Three, Al Sufouh, Al Mamzar Park, Mushrif Park and Hor Al Anz East. The RTA will also include cycling tracks in new residential areas, public parks and shopping malls, a statement said.
“The cycling track project was a result of a comprehensive study commissioned by the RTA in the context of its strategic plan based on several key aspects,” said Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency.
“Criteria also included the selection of areas that have a peculiar nature which have to be given priority in the construction process based on the tourist environment, popularity of the area, accessibility to the Metro stations and mass transit modes, and the fulfilment of safety and the aesthetic aspects, among others,” he said.
The larger Dubai Bicycle Master Plan is aimed at providing 850kms of tracks across the city to make it more cyclist-friendly.