Dubai to construct futuristic scooter-pedestrian track crossing Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road

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An artist’s impression of the bridge over Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

Dubai is set to create a multi-use track for bicycles, scooters and pedestrians, spanning 13.5km and crossing over Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.

According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the upcoming track can accommodate up to 5,200 users per hour and will link Al Sufouh to Dubai Hills via Hessa Street.

The new track features two architecturally innovative bridges crossing over Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. Each bridge is 5 metres wide and more than 500 metres in length.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, said the track is part of the Hessa Street Improvement Project, which will see upgrades to four major intersections along Hessa Street with Sheikh Zayed Road, First Al Khail Street, Al Asayel Street, and Al Khail Road.

Al Tayer said the planned multi-use track will be 4.5 metres in width, allocating 2.5 metres for cyclists and scooters, and 2 metres for pedestrians. The track will connect Al Sufouh to Dubai Hills via Hessa Street, and also link with the Dubai Internet City Metro Station and other hotspots in the vicinity.

“The new track features two uniquely designed bridges: the first spans 528 metres over Sheikh Zayed Road, and the second stretches 501 metres over Al Khail Road. Each bridge is 5-metre wide (3 metres for bicycles and e-scooters and 2 metres for pedestrians). The engineering design of these bridges is inspired by the surrounding environments,” Al Tayer described.

The design of the pedestrian and cycling bridge over Sheikh Zayed Road offers views of the surrounding area and adjacent towers, while the bridge over Al Khail Road integrates the path of the sun’s rays into the design, Al Tayer said.

“It has a design that replicates the path of the sunlight, creating smooth lines and offering pedestrians and cyclists a tranquil escape from the street noise,” added Al Tayer. ICA/Expat Media

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