The cycling track in Dubai's Mushrif area.
PHOTO BY RTA
Longer cycling tracks are set to be constructed at Al Khawaneej and Mushrif as part of the Dubai Urban Plan 2040, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The RTA recently awarded the contract for the construction of cycling tracks at these areas. The new tracks extend 7km and link with the existing tracks extending 32km in the two districts, extending the total length of cycling tracks in the two districts to 39km.
“Undertaking this project is part of a master plan for jogging and cycling tracks all over Dubai,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.
The first track runs from the Quranic Park on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street up to the intersection with Al Khawaneej Street. It crosses the street through the combined pedestrian and cycling bridge on Al Khawaneej Street to link with the existing cycling track in Al Khawaneej.
The second cycling lane starts from Mushrif Park near the Crocodile Park, extends up to the intersection with Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, and then heads northward up to the intersection with Al Khawaneej Street.
It crosses the street through the pedestrian and cycling bridge on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street to connect with the cycling track in Al Khawaneej.
The Dubai Urban Plan extends to 2025 and includes the construction of additional cycling tracks extending 278 km, bringing the total length of cycling tracks to 819km.
The plan also seeks to link the coastal areas such as Jumeirah, Al Sufouh and the Marina with the external tracks at Al Qudra, Seih Al Salam and Nad Al Sheba along Al Barsha, Dubai Hills and Nad Al Sheba.
RTA has set a speed limit of 30km/h at cycling tracks dedicated to amateurs and tracks shared with vehicles on safe roads. It fixed a speed limit of 20 km/h on dedicated or shared tracks with pedestrians within urban areas. However, no specific speed limits are set for cycling tracks for training purposes. ICA/Expat Media
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