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New cycle lanes opened in Dubai

In the run-up to Ramadan, two new cycle lanes have been opened in Dubai’s Khawaneej and Mushrif neighbourhoods for residents and visitors. The expansion will bring the total length of cycle lanes in these neighbourhoods to 39 kilometres.

The paths will extend 7 kilometres and connect to existing paths in the two districts, which already reach 32 kilometres in length.

The completion of construction coincides with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, a time when residents and visitors are more likely to engage in physical activity, including cycling. The expansion will bring the total length of bicycle lanes in residential areas to 39 kilometres.

The first cycle lane starts at Qur’anic Park and the second at Mushrif Park. They both then cross the pedestrian and cyclist bridge at Sheikh Zayed Street and connect to an existing cycle path in Al Khawaneej.

“The expansion of the cycle lanes is part of the RTA’s plan to build dedicated walking and cycling spaces across Dubai to motivate residents and visitors to exercise, thereby improving the quality of life. It also reflects the RTA’s commitment to improve connectivity between existing cycle paths and major neighbourhood attractions,” he added.

The RTA’s plan to expand the cycle path network is to connect the emirate’s key neighbourhoods. “The plan aims to increase the total length of the cycle path network from the current 544 kilometres to 1,000 kilometres by 2030. Key coastal areas such as Jumeirah, Al Sufouh and Marina will be connected to paths in Al Qudra and Saih Al Salam via Al Barsha, Dubai Hills and Nad Al Sheba neighbourhoods,” he said.

Source: Khaleej Times

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