Right on track: Dubai gets new 16km bicycle path
Dubai is taking to cycling in a big way and giving a huge push to pedal power.
Cycling tracks are coming up all across the city. A new cycle path was opened that will extend 16km alongside Jumeirah Beach, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Thursday said.
Through the new track, the existing tracks of Jumeirah Street near Dubai Water Canal will be connected with the track at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street near Dubai Internet City.
The new track will link the cycling network that extends 520km from Etihad Museum to Dubai Marina.
It passes through areas Sunset Mall, Open Beach, Dubai Sailing Club, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim Park and Burj Al Arab.
“The cycling track at Jumeirah Beach is a quality addition to the projects portfolio undertaken by the Dubai Government to encourage sports and recreational activities, which will raise the standard of living in the emirate,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.
“The public can use the track in practising cycling alongside the beach which have a variety of services,” he added.
“The cycling track at Jumeirah Beach is part of a master plan for constructing cycling tracks to link all key areas of the emirate. The Master Plan for Cycling Tracks 2026 aims at constructing additional cycling tracks extending 276 km, which will bring the total length of cycling tracks in the emirate to 739km. The plan aims to link the tracks at the coastal areas, such as Jumeirah, Al Sufouh and Al Marina with the external tracks at Al Qudra, and Saih Al Salam via Al Barsha, Dubai Hills and Nad Al Sheba,” pointed out Al Tayer.
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