Dubai allows e-scooters, bicycles in 11 new areas

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Dubai allows e-scooters, bicycles in 11 new areas

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced 11 new residential areas where e-scooter riders and cyclists will be allowed to operate.

Riding e-scooters or bicycles in the 11 new residential areas will be legal starting in 2023. This makes the total number of areas dedicated to bicycles and e-scooters to 21.

The new areas where the use of e-scooters will be permitted are: Al Tawar 1, Al Tawar 2, Umm Suqeim 3, Al Garhoud, Muhaisnah 3, Umm Hurair 1, Al Safa 2, Al Barsha South 2, Al Barsha 3, Al Quoz 4, and Nad Al Sheba 1.

“By operating e-scooters in these areas, the total length of the bike and e-scooter tracks will jump to 390 km to serve 114,503 residents of those areas,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

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The tracks have been selected to support main attractions, 10 mass transport stations, and 18 prominent destinations such as public parks and commercial outlets in these areas.

Al Tayer said that construction is underway to finalise the tracks in line with international traffic safety standards. Internal roads where the tracks can be found will also have their speed limit changed from 40km/hour to 30 km/hour.

Currently, there are 10 districts in Dubai where cycling and riding e-scooters are permitted: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Internet City, Al Rigga, 2nd December Street, The Palm Jumeirah, City Walk, Al Qusais, Al Mankhool, and Al Karama.

This excludes dedicated cycling tracks at Saih Assalam and Al Qudra. ICA/Expat Media

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