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The planned cycling track along Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.

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New 16km Dubai bicycle track to be constructed along Jumeirah Beach

 

DUBAI – A new 16-kilometre bicycle track will be constructed along Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, announced.

Sheikh Hamdan said the project is part of a Dh400 million strategy to make cycling safer in Dubai.

Construction work is set to begin on the new cycle track. Once complete, it will connect the Jumeirah Street cycling track with the cycling track along Dubai Internet City.

“We have a plan that will add 276km [of tracks], bringing the total length of bicycle paths in Dubai to 739km by 2026,” Sheikh Hamdan said.

The first section of the track will be four metres wide. It will run alongside jogging and walking tracks from Dubai Water Canal to Umm Suqeim Park.

The second section will be three metres wide. It will run from Jumeirah Street to Dubai Internet City, allowing cyclists to pass through various hotspots like Kite Beach and Burj Al Arab.

The speed limit for this track is 20km per hour, said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General of Roads and Transport Authority.

There are currently more than 460km of bicycle paths in Dubai as part of the Dubai Bicycle-Friendly City Strategy 2025 that includes 18 initiatives to improve quality of life. ICA/Expat Media


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