By Staff writer
32 km route laid in residential areas
The RTA has completed 90% of a new cycling runway in the Mushrif, Mirdif and Khawaneej areas, Director General and Chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Mattar Al Tayer has announced.
The 32 km route, expected to be completed in November, was introduced in collaboration with the Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan to encourage people to exercise and cycle.
The new infrastructure hopes to promote a healthier lifestyle, and boost alternate modes of environmentally friendly transport, the statement added.
The project also includes the construction of two bridges for cyclists and pedestrians on Al Khawaneej and Al Madinah.
The specific areas were chosen for their population density, scenery, convenience and level of traffic safety.
"The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has implemented 218 kilometers of bicycle paths in the past years, in areas such as Seih Al Salam, Bab Al Shams Al Qudra Road, Dubai Water Channel, Jumeirah Road, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Road, and Al-Mankhool Road,” Al Tayer said.
The Authority intends to lay 234 km of cycle tracks between 2018 to 2021 through Al Warqaa, Jumeirah Beach, Wind Al Shaba, Expo 2020, Downtown, Jebel Ali, Al Quoz, Karama, Oud Metha, , Al-Qusais and Al Barsha, with the aim for the total length of the bicycle tracks in Dubai to reach about 500 km by 2021.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.