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‘Our goal is to expand the length of cycling tracks to 739 km by 2026’: Al Tayer

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reported designs to construct a 16-kilometer-long cycling track close by Jumeirah Beach, connecting the current track at Dubai Water Canal with the track along King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street.

In a proclamation, the RTA said that the new track will associate the current Jumeirah Street cycling track corresponding to the Dubai Water Canal with the current cycling track close by King Salman bin AbdulAziz Al Saud Street situated in Dubai Internet City.

Enumerating the incorporated services of the undertaking, Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the RTA board, said: “The principal area of the track has a width of four meters extending close by Jumeirah Beach in corresponding to the current jogging and walking tracks that reach out from Dubai Water Canal to Umm Suqeim Park.”

“The subsequent area, which has a width of 3 m, runs close by Jumeirah Street and King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street up to Dubai Internet City. It will serve a few areas of interest close by Jumeirah Beach like the Sunset Mall, Open Beach, Dubai Sailing Club, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim Park, and Burj Al Arab,” he expressed.

Al Tayer brought up that the devoted cycling tracks running 463 km long have been built till the finish of 2020.

“Our point is to additionally expand the complete length of cycling tracks to 739 km by 2026 to connect fundamental spaces of the emirate with different public travel implies,” he noted.

As indicated by him, this is part of The Master Plan for Cycling Tracks 2026 that visualizes the development of extra cycling tracks expanding 276 km.

“It will interface the tracks at the seaside regions, for example, Jumeirah, Al Sufouh and Al Marina with the outer tracks at Al Qudra, Seih Assalam and Nad Al Sheba through Al Barsha, Dubai Hills and Nad Al Sheba,” he added.


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