RTA to build new cycling stretch


By Staff  www.gulftoday.ae

DUBAI: In its effort to have residents resort to cycling as a hobby, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the start of construction works in the Dubai Cycling Track project stretching 21.2 km, costing about Dhs32m.

According to the RTA Traffic official, the project is intended to connect with the existing cycle path at SeihAssalam running beside Al Qudra Road in the direction of Emirates Road, and further to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road up to Nad Al Sheba

Engineer Maitha Bin Udai, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said: “The Cycling Tracks project had been initiated to cater to the needs of the public identified in a comprehensive study commissioned by the RTA.

“The plan set envisages the optimal utilisation of cycling paths constructed within the right-of-way, and adopting specific criteria for separating them from vehicular movement through using internationally recognised traffic signs.”

She said the project “epitomises several strategic goals of the RTA and its plan aimed at providing suitable alternatives to lure Dubai residents and tourists to practice cycling as a hobby.” More info