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RTA eyes 739km cycling tracks in Dubai over next 5 years

June 20, 2021
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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to build a 16-km-long cycling track alongside the Jumeirah Beach.

It will link the existing track at Dubai Water Canal with the one along the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, said the statement from RTA.

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, it added.

Detailing the integrated services of the project, Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the RTA board, said: '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 3 m, 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,' he stated.

Al Tayer pointed out that the dedicated cycling tracks running 463 km long have been constructed till the end of 2020.

'Our aim is 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,' he noted.

According to him, this is part of The Master Plan for Cycling Tracks 2026 that envisages the construction of additional cycling tracks extending 276 km.

'It will link the tracks at the coastal areas, such as Jumeirah, Al Sufouh and Al Marina with the external tracks at Al Qudra, Seih Assalam and Nad Al Sheba via Al Barsha, Dubai Hills and Nad Al Sheba,' he added.

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