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Images: The Anticipated 16km Cycling Track in Dubai

  • Publish date: Sunday، 20 June 2021
Images: The Anticipated 16km Cycling Track in Dubai
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H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, ordered the construction of a cycling track extending 16 km alongside Jumeirah Beach.

The new track will connect the existing Jumeirah Street cycling track parallel to the Dubai Water Canal with the existing cycling track alongside King Salman bin AbdulAziz Al Saud Street located in Dubai Internet City.

Images: The Anticipated 16km Cycling Track in Dubai

"The new cycling track stretches 16 km alongside Jumeirah Beach and links the existing Jumeirah Street cycling track (at Dubai Water Canal) with the existing cycling track along King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (at Dubai Internet City).” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Images: The Anticipated 16km Cycling Track in Dubai

"The first sector of the track has a width of four metres stretching alongside Jumeirah Beach in parallel to the existing jogging and walking tracks that extend from Dubai Water Canal to Umm Suqeim Park. The second sector, which has a width of three metres, runs alongside Jumeirah Street and King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street up to Dubai Internet City. It will serve several hotspots alongside Jumeirah Beach such as the Sunset Mall, Open Beach, Dubai Sailing Club, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim Park, and Burj Al Arab.

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Dedicated cycling tracks constructed till the end of 2020 extend a total of 463 km. RTA is seeking to further extend the total length of cycling tracks to 739 km by 2026 to link vital areas of the emirate with various public transit means.

RTA has set a speed limit of 30 km/h for tracks dedicated to cyclists. Tracks in urban areas dedicated to cyclists or shared with pedestrians have a speed limit of 20 km/h. However, no specific speed limits have been set for cycling tracks created for training purposes. The speed limits aim to ensure the safety of both pedestrians and cyclists.