Construction of tracks part of RTA masterplan to encourage environmentally friendly transit means
The RTA has endorsed a construction plan for the construction of cycling tracks in 11 districts of Dubai, it has been announced.
The Board of Directors recently approved a plan to construct cycling tracks stretching 52 km across 11 residential districts in Dubai at a cost of about $10 million.
“The construction of the cycling tracks is part of a master plan developed by the RTA to provide dedicated cycling spanning the entire Dubai Emirate in a bid to encourage the use of bikes as an environment-friendly transit means, as well as for the benefit of cycling enthusiasts.”
“It also comes in implementation of RTA’s vision of Safe & Smooth Transport for All as the advanced countries are focusing on raising the proportion of pedestrian & cycling travels since they involve traffic, health and environmental benefits,” said Al Tayer.
He continued: “The Cycling Tracks Plan 2013-2016 covers Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Warqa, Al Qouz, Al Safouh Road, Al Mamzar Park, Mushrif Park, Hor Al Anz East, and Mirdif.”
“The selection of these districts was based on a number of parameters including the tourist and aesthetic nature of the area and its attraction to cyclists and residents of the neighbourhood, serving the metro and public transport stations.”