DUBAI (Web Desk) – 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 per cent in the project, which stretches 23 kilometres.
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, the Emirates247 reported.
RTA Chairman Mattar Al Tayer said the construction of dedicated cycling tracks are to provide suitable and attractive options for residents and tourists of Dubai and encourage them to practice the sport of biking.
He added: “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, RTA had constructed biking tracks extending more than 178km.
This includes 115km at Seih Assalam and Al Qudra Road, 17km at Jumeirah Road, 1.4km at Street 7 linking Jumeirah Road with Al Mankhool Road, 11km at the central area of Bur Dubai, 1.6km at the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station, 1.9km at Al Rigga Metro Station, 3.5km at Al Quoz Residential Area 3, and 4km at Nad El Sheba in addition to the current project of linking the cycling track at Seih Assalam with Nad El Sheba stretching 23km.
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 and 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, 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.