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Cycling Track

Cycling Track

The construction of cycling tracks in the Emirate of Dubai is in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai so as to provide suitable and attractive options for residents and tourists of Dubai and encourage them to practice the sport of biking. It is also part of RTA’s master plan for the provision of dedicated cycling lanes spanning the entire Emirate. These lanes are intended to be used by an environment-friendly means of mobility or practicing sport; which echoes RTA’s vision (The world leader in seamless & sustainable mobility) as well as its strategic goal of making people happier.

Public parks

Cycling tracks extending 18.441 km have been constructed by Dubai Municipality inside ten public parks to serve park-goers. The parks include:

No. Park Track length (meter)
1 Mushrif Park 4000
2 Al Warqa3 Park 3000
3 Al Nahda Pond Park 1345
4 Al Khawaneej Pond Park 2000
5 Quranic Park Al Khawaneej 3200
6 Garden ABUHAIL 310
7 Al Barsha Pond Park 1450
8 Al Sufouh Park 230
9 Nad Al Sheba Park 906
10 Al Barsha South Park 2000

Developer areas

Developers have worked to allocate bike tracks, whether shared with pedestrians, or bike-only paths to encourage exercising and serve visitors and residents of their areas. Developer areas include (Marina Walk, Dubai Internet City, Greens, Barsha Heights, La Mer, in addition to Expo 2020 site.

Regulating the use of cycling tracks and authorized areas

The Executive Council Resolution No. (10) of 2015 Regulating the Use of Pedal Cycles in the Emirate of Dubai has defined the conditions for using bicycles , areas where they are allowed to be used, as following:

  • Bicycles are to be driven in designated tracks if any.
  • Bicycles are not allowed on roads with speed exceeding 60 km/h.
  • Cyclist are not allowed on the jogging track or on designated pedestrian lanes.
  • Bike riders are expected to ride safely while exercising. extreme caution and avoiding any actions that may put their safety or others at risks.

Note: Cycling is prohibited in metro stations and pedestrian bridges. However, it is allowed to pull a bike on pedestrian bridges and carry foldable bicycles in metro.

Determining speed limits for bicycles

The Pedestrian and Cyclist Design Manual has set an average cycling speed of 25 km/h as a standard speed. According to the manual, the speed limits may be affected by the following conditions:

  • Riding bicycles in surrounding areas.
  • Riding bicycles close to entrances and exits
  • The nature of the track in terms of width and design.

Based on the foregoing criteria, the speed limits have been determined on cycling tracks, as follows:

  • The speed limit on tracks existing in urban areas within the city shall be 20 km/hour, including tracks shared with pedestrians.
  • The speed limit on cycling tracks for amateurs is 30 km/h (Al Warqa Square, Nad Al Sheba).
  • External training tracks remain without speed limit, but cyclists must abide by safety instructions and conditions (Seh Al Salam, Al Qudra).
  • The speed limit in soft mobility areas is set at 30 km/h in 3 areas: Al Qusais, Al Karama, Al Mankhoul, shared area with vehicle

Future cycling tracks till 2025

No. Suggested Track Description Length
1 Jumeirah beach- Al Sufouh street- King Salman street A private cycling track along with Jumeirah Corniche beach and parallel to the running and pedestrian lanes, which currently exist in Jumeirah area. The connection to the existing cycling track ends at King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud street Approximately 16 km
2 DIFC area From Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard to the existing cycling area of Jumeirah street passing through the Dubai financial Center and 2nd December street Approximately 6.8 km
3 Al Khawaneej - Mushref A track connecting Al Khawaneej with Al Warqaa via Sheikha Zayed Bin Hamadan street and Tripoli street Approximately 8 km

Safety Rules

  • Cyclists must wear a protective helmet and a reflective jacket.

  • Cyclists must comply with the instructions on the information signs installed along the track.

  • Cyclists must dismount when crossing at the pedestrian crossing.

  • Cyclists must ride towards traffic, not the other way around and follow the designated cycle path.

  • Cyclists should not use dual headsets while riding the bicycle.

  • Cyclists are not allowed to us intermittent lighting (rash) and they must use fixed lighting

  • Cyclists must comply with the general safety conditions.

  • Please keep the cycle track clean and use the litterbins provided.

  • Do no use the cycling track for purpose other than what it is designated for.

  • The maximum number of allowed individuals per group is 20.

  • Any person under the age of 12 years is not allowed to ride a bicycle on the road or on a bicycle track except when accompanied by a person who is not less than 18 years old.

  • For your safety, please warm up before exercising.

  • Legal action will be taken for not complying with the above instructions.

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