By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Cyclists can now enjoy cycling adjacent to the new tramway in Dubai on Al Sufouh Road all the way to Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has built a nine-kilometre-long cycle track along the tramway on Al Sufouh Road, half of which is aligned with a pedestrian walkway.
A dedicated bikeway is located between Al Sufouh station and Dubai Media City station, while a mixed use track is built starting from Jumeirah Beach Residence station 1, all along the loop that circles around Dubai Marina up to Dubai Marina station.
No cycle track has been provided for the short distance between Dubai Marina station and Mina Seyahi station.
“RTA promotes non-motorised transport modes such as cycling and walking in the city and our ultimate aim is to have an integrated transport system that caters to everyone’s needs, enhances accessibility and mobility and the quality of life for the entire population of Dubai,” said Nasser Abu Shehab, Director of Startegic Transport Planning at RTA.
The new cycle track is part of RTA’s bicycle master plan that covers 900 kilometres of bikeways in the next few years. More info