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.
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)|
|2||Al Warqa3 Park||3000|
|3||Al Nahda Pond Park||1345|
|4||Al Khawaneej Pond Park||2000|
|5||Quranic Park Al Khawaneej||3200|
|7||Al Barsha Pond Park||1450|
|8||Al Sufouh Park||230|
|9||Nad Al Sheba Park||906|
|10||Al Barsha South Park||2000|
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.
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:
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.
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:
Based on the foregoing criteria, the speed limits have been determined on cycling tracks, as follows:
|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|
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