Monday, April 29, 2013
Dubai City Bike Friendly
Dubai city will construct cycling tracks to be a brike friendly city. Mattar Al Tayer Chairman of the Board of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has pass a design on the construction of cycling tracks that stretches 52km that includes 11 residential districts in Dubai that is estimated to cost Dh40 million or about 10 million US dollars. Wow, that's really costly.
“The construction of the cycling tracks is part of a master plan developed by the RTA to provide dedicated cycling spanning the entire Dubai Emirate in a bid to encourage the use of bikes as an environment-friendly transit means, as well as for the benefit of cycling enthusiasts. It also comes in implementation of RTA’s vision of safe and smooth transport for all as the advanced countries are focusing on raising the proportion of pedestrian and cyclists since they involve traffic, health and environmental benefits,” said Mattar Al Tayer.
It will cover Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Warqa, Al Qouz, Al Safouh Road, Al Mamzar Park, Mushrif Park, Hor Al Anz East, and Mirdif. Al Tayer also said that the selection of these districts was based on a number of parameters including the tourist and aesthetic nature of the area and its attraction to cyclists and residents of the neighbourhood.
Now it is more than 100km-long bike tracks, including 25km-long bike lane on Jumeirah Road and about one km-long lane near the Mall of the Emirates station.