Sunday, August 11, 2013

RTA completes construction of 104 km-long cycling track in Dubai

RTA completes construction of 104 km-long cycling track in Dubai

Dubai - Roads & Transport Authority:
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion of construction of a cycling track extending 104 kilometers in Dubai as part of its plan to provide suitable transit alternatives for cycling enthusiasts.

Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “The Cycling Track project was a result of a comprehensive study commissioned by the RTA in the context of its strategic plan based on the several key aspects that include: construction of cycling tracks within the right of way, standards of separating these tracks from pedestrian pathways, route charted for tracks in recreational areas, construction materials used, and the related traffic signage. Criteria also included the selection of areas that have peculiar nature which have to be given priority in the construction process based on the tourist environment, popularity of the area, accessibility to the metro stations & mass transit modes, and the fulfillment of safety & the aesthetic aspects among others.

“Cycling tracks constructed comprise a 23 km-long track along Jumeirah Street, 1.4 km track along Street No 7 linking Jumeirah Street with Al Mankhool Street, 1.6 km track at the Mall of the Emirates Station, 67 km track spanning Seih Assalam Road & Al Qudra Road as well as the Dubai Cycling Track Gate, public utilities, rental outlets for bicycles & accessories, and a fully equipped medical clinic in addition to 11 km track at the center of Bur Dubai covering Al Fuhaidi, Al Falah, Al Ghubaiba and Al Hisn Roads,” stated Maitha.

“The RTA will embark on the construction of suggested tracks in a number of areas during 2013-2014 covering Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Warqaa, Al Qouz 3, Al Sufouh Street, Al Mamzar Park, Mishsrif Park, and Hor Al Anz East. The RTA will also inculcate cycling tracks to projects pertinent to the completion of construction of internal roads and pavements in residential areas in order to link the points of attractions, such as public parks and shopping malls, with collector roads in areas covered by the cycling tracks,” added the CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency.

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