850km Cycling network across Dubai

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai is determined to stretch the 850km Cycling network across Dubainetwork of cycling tracks to 850 kilometers across the length and breadth within the city in the next few years to encourage eco-friendly and healthy means of transport. Due to the increasing demands for more cycling tracks, RTA has revised and expanded the Dubai Bicycle Master Plan to expand to wider areas in central business district (CBD) and to newly developed localities. It will also consider connecting as many tracks as possible with the nearest Dubai metro stations.
The revised plan of 850-km strategic bike-ways has already implemented in Jumeirah and Seih Assalam which is expected to finish in 2015. So far, the RTA has completed around 100 kilometers of cycle tracks including the 25km cycling lane in Jumeirah and about 1km lane near the Mall of the Emirates station aside from small tracks at Al Mizhar and Al Mamzar parks.
The Jumeirah track, the phase 1 of the master plan that was opened in 2010 will expand depending on demands. Phase 2 which included the Seih Assalam project named the Dubai Cycling Course is a 75-kilometer plan started in January this year is considered the biggest cycling project so far.
Working on the phase three, the cycling network will comprise a 52-kilometer track across the districts of Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Waqa, Al Qouz 3, Bur Dubai and Mirdiff which will cost Dh 40 million. Already around 1,400 cycling racks have been put-up near various Metro stations with safe parking sections. Later part this year, Phase four will be launched covering the areas at Al Sufouh, Mamzar Park, Hor Al Anz and Mushrif Park which is scheduled to complete in 2016.
The RTA is conducting extensive studies and surveys pertaining to location of more cycle tracks and is also carrying out campaigns to encourage people to take up cycling as an environment-friendly means of transport. Succeeding phases will be announced depending on the requirements of the adjacent location.