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Dubai to construct .... 21.2-km-long cycling track

Dubai starts work on new cycling track

DUBAI, April 16, 2015

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started work on a new 21.2-km-long cycling track in the UAE emirate at an estimated cost of Dh32 million ($8.7 million).

The project is intended to connect with the existing cycle path at Seih Assalam running beside Al Qudra Road in the direction of Emirates Road, and further to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road up to Nad Al Sheba.

Maitha bin Udai, the chief executive of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, said: "The cycling tracks project had been initiated to cater to the needs of the public identified in a comprehensive study commissioned by the RTA."

"The plan  envisages the optimal utilisation of cycling paths constructed within the right-of-way, and adopting specific criteria for separating them from vehicular movement through using internationally recognised traffic signs," stated bin Udai.

"The project epitomises several strategic goals of the RTA and its plan aimed at providing suitable alternatives to lure Dubai residents and tourists to practice cycling as a hobby," she added.

The RTA has constructed more than 150-km-long cycling paths across the emirate, including a 25-km cycling path at Jumeirah Road, and an 11-km cycling path at the centre of Bur Dubai, in addition to a 115-km cycling path at Seih Assalam and Al Qudra Road comprising 10 rest points, facilities for hiring bikes and accessories, and a fully-fledged medical clinic.-TradeArabia News Service

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