Completion rate of Dubai Cycling Track hits 70%08/08/2015
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has accelerated the tempo in the construction of the Dubai Cycling Track (Seih Assalam – Nad Al Sheba) where completion rate has exceeded 70% in the project, which stretches 23 kilometers. Works include linking the track with the existing cycling lane of Seih Assalam at Al Qudra Road (The Gate of Dubai Cycling Track), and extending it further in the direction of the Emirates Road, Latifa bint Hamdan Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Barari and up to Nad Al Sheba. The project is set for completion next October.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA said that the construction of dedicated 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 of providing safe and smooth transport for all as well as its strategic goal of making people happier.
“As part of its plan to provide suitable options for practicing cycling hobby, the RTA had constructed biking tracks extending more than 178 km. This includes 115 km at Seih Assalam and Al Qudra Road, 17 km at Jumeirah Road, 1.4 km at Street 7 linking Jumeirah Road with Al Mankhool Road, 11 km at the central area of Bur Dubai, 1.6 km at the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station, 1.9 km at Al Rigga Metro Station, 3.5 km at Al Quoz Residential Area 3, and 4 km at Nad El Sheba in addition to the current project of linking the cycling track at Seih Assalam with Nad El Sheba stretching 23 km. The RTA had also completed a project of providing bike racks at the metro stations of both the Red and Green lines.
“The cycling path at Seih Assalam includes the Gate of the Dubai Cycling Track, several public utilities, outlets for renting bikes & accessories, a fully equipped medical clinic, and 10 rest points all along the biking lane fitted with seats and racks,” explained Al Tayer.
“In the last quarter of this year, the RTA will embark on the construction of a cycling path at the Marina to serve Dubai Tram users, and is also mulling the construction of cycling tracks in a number of residential areas. The construction of cycling tracks is intended to complement the construction of internal roads and pavements in residential areas, and link them with attraction points such as public parks and malls,” concluded the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.