x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Dubai announces new cycle track plans

The emirate has announced it will introduce 52 kilometres of bicycle lanes in residential areas.

DUBAI // A project to roll-out several cycling tracks totalling 52 kilometres in length across 11 different residential areas at a cost of Dh40 million has been launched.

The project, which is part of a wider plan to set out dedicated cycling routes across Dubai, was approved by the board of directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The plan, which is expected to be completed by 2016, will cover Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Warqa, Al Quoz, Al Sufouh Road, Al Mamzar Park, Mushrif Park, Hor Al Anz East and Mirdif.

The selection of these areas was based on a number of criteria including attractiveness of idea to residents, suitability of the sites and traffic safety.