The Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) officially announces the availability of the completed new 104km cycling tracks in Dubai for cycling enthusiasts.
The newly constructed 104km cycling tracks are part of the 850km Bicycle Master Plan of the tourism capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The recent completed cycling tracks will be accessible to communities Bur Dubai, Mankhool, Jumeirah and other nearer areas.
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.
RTA says that the cycling tracks will work on 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.
On RTA’s announcement made last Saturday, the authority says that the Bicycle Master Plan aims to provide strategic bikeways in the central, business district areas and freshly developed areas as suitable transit alternatives for cyclists.
A top executive from RTA Traffic and Roads Agency said that the cycling track project is an outcome of an extensive research and study considering few factors such as materials top use, routes and others. “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 popularity of the area, tourist environment, accessibility to the mass transit modes like Metro stations, and the aesthetic aspects that will secure the safety of the cyclists,” he stated during the announcement.
This project also includes 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.