Dubai Unveils New Cycle Tracks, Plans 1,000km Path Network

As part of its 1,000 km of track plan, Dubai has opened two new cycling paths, which will connect Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina to Al Qudra, Barsha, and Nad Al Sheba.

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Dubai has unveiled two new cycling paths as part of its initiative to develop a network spanning 1,000 kilometers, connecting key areas such as Dubai Marina, Jumeirah, Al Qudra, Barsha, and Nad Al Sheba.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched cycling tracks in Al Khawaneej and Mushrif, totaling 7 kilometers in length and linking with existing routes in these neighborhoods, expanding the overall cycling infrastructure to 39 kilometers.

This expansion coincides with the start of Ramadan, a time when residents and tourists engage in physical activities like cycling. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the RTA, emphasized the city's aim to become bicycle-friendly and improve quality of life, aligning with Dubai's Urban Plan 2040.

The new tracks, initiated under the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, aim to encourage residents to adopt cycling as a sustainable mode of transport and enhance leisure activities.

The first route starts at Qur'anic Park and continues along Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street until it meets Al Khawaneej Street; the second route begins at Mushrif Park, next to Crocodile Park, and leads to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street.

These tracks follow international standards and technical guidelines tailored to the specific characteristics of each area, with attention to safety and connectivity. They form part of a broader plan to expand the cycling network to 1,000 kilometers by 2030, connecting coastal areas like Jumeirah and Marina to external tracks in Al Qudra and Nad Al Sheba.

Al Tayer highlighted the tracks' role in promoting cycling as a sustainable transportation option, catering to first- and last-mile journeys and contributing to a healthier lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.

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