105 kilometres of cycling tracks coming to Dubai residential areas
If you’re enjoying being outside with the cooler weather, you’ll soon be able to enjoy it even more…
Live in The Gardens, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Village Triangle or Nad Al Sheba? Well, we have good news, developers Nakheel have invested Dhs150 million to build 105 kilometres of cycling tracks across its communities in Dubai.
The below picture shows Dubai’s existing cycling tracks in black, with the proposed new Nakheel cycling tracks in blue (the purple shading marks Nakheel-owned purple residential areas). The dotted black lines are proposed tracks to be built at some point in the future (but not by Nakheel).
Here’s a zoomed-in version for a closer look at some of the safe-to-cycle tracks that will be built by Nakheel.
New cycling tracks will be built inside The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Heights, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Jumeirah Village Circle and Nad Al Sheba Residential Development.
HOW LONG WILL THE CYCLING TRACKS BE?
Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Heights and Jumeirah Park – 20 kilometres.
Jumeirah Village Triangle – 13 kilometres.
Jumeirah Village Circle – 27 kilometres.
Al Furjan, The Gardens and Garden View Villages – 40 kilometres.
Nad Al Sheba – 5 kilometres.
WHEN WILL THEY BE FINISHED BY?
The new cycling tracks will be constructed over the next two years, with phased delivery between now and Q2 2019. Once the first 105 kilometres of bike tracks have been completed, Nakheel plan to build some more.
Work has already begun upon the five kilometre track at Nakheel’s new Nad Al Sheba community.
“Under our plan, people will be able to bike their way to the shops, school and friends’ houses without getting in the car,” said Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah.
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