Dubai: Cycling enthusiasts in Dubai may now start using the recently completed cycling tracks in various communities such as Jumeirah, Mankhool, and Bur Dubai, among others.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Saturday announced the completion of the construction of a 104-km cycling tracks in various parts of Dubai as part of the Dubai Bicycle Master Plan. The plan is aimed at providing 850km of strategic bikeways in central business district areas and newly developed localities as suitable transit alternatives for cycling enthusiasts.
The completed cycling tracks comprise a 23km-long track along Jumeirah Street, 1.4km track along Street No 7 which links Jumeirah Street with Al Mankhool Street, and a 1.6km track at the Mall of the Emirates station. Also included in the project is the 67-km track spanning Seih Assalam Road and Al Qudra Road as well as the 11km track at the centre of Bur Dubai covering Al Fuhaidi, Al Falah, Al Ghubaiba and Al Hisn Roads.
Engineer Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said the cycling track project resulted from a comprehensive study based on several criteria including route, and materials used, among other things.
“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,” Maitha said.
Maitha said the RTA will work on suggested tracks in a number of areas for this year and the next covering Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Warqa, Al Quoz 3, Al Sufouh Street, Al Mamzar Park, Mushrif Park, and Hor Al Anz East.