Three new cycling tracks in Dubai to be completed by November
32km cycling tracks in Mirdiff, Mushrif and Al Khawaneej will open this year
Three new running and cycling tracks in Mirdiff, Mushrif and Al Khawaneej are at 90% completion according to the Roads and Transports Authority (RTA).
The 32km, Dhs67million project is expected to be completed as early as November this year.
The cycling tracks extend 32km within Mushrif, Midriff and Al Khawaneej. The construction also includes two bridges for both cyclists & pedestrians on Al Khawaneej and the Academic City Streets.
“The selection of these areas was based on several criteria highlighted by the population density, appeal to cyclists & pedestrians, suitability of locations and the traffic safety level,” explained director general of the RTA, Mattar Al Tayer.
The 32km to track will add to the existing 218km of cycling tracks that currently covers Bab Al Shams, Jumeirah Street, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Al Mankhool Street and Dubai Water Canal.
The new tracks are part of a a larger, master plan developed by the RTA.
The RTA plans to construct more cycling tracks extending 234km between 2018 and 2021. These lanes will pass through several residential areas including Al Warqaa, Jumeirah Beach, Nad Al Sheba, Expo 2020, Downtown, Jebel Ali, Al Quoz, Al Karama, Oud Metha, Hor Al Anz, Al Qusais and Al Barsha.
This will bring the total length of cycling lanes in Dubai to around 500 km by 2021.