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RTA to open latest cycle track in Mirdif

The 32-km route is part of a plan to have 500km of paths by 2021

RTA to open latest cycle track in Mirdif
The route, which features two bridges for cyclists and pedestrians over Al Khawaneej and Academic City Streets, cost AED67m ($18m).

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to open a 32 km cycle track in Mushrif, Mirdif and Al Khawaneej in early February.

The route, which features two bridges for cyclists and pedestrians over Al Khawaneej and Academic City Streets, cost AED67m ($18m). 

The opening is part of an RTA masterplan to provide dedicated cycling and running tracks throughout Dubai.

Over 218 km of cycle tracks are already in place, in locations that include Bab Al Shams and Al Qudra Street; Dubai Water Canal and Jumeirah Street, and King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and Al Mankhool Street.

A further 234 km of cycle paths throughout the Emirate are planned, bringing the total length to 500 km by 2021.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA, said the cycling and running tracks are part of Dubai's plans to suitable options for encouraging residents to practice sports exercises and cycling.

"We aim to provide residential districts with an infrastructure that encourages residents to practice sports as it has immense health benefits to people,” he said. 

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