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New Cycling Tracks Opened in Dubai’s Khawaneej and Mushrif Ahead of Ramadan

New Cycling Tracks Opened in Dubai's Khawaneej and Mushrif Ahead of Ramadan

Dubai residents have a new reason to rejoice as two new cycling tracks have been inaugurated in the Khawaneej and Mushrif areas by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai. These tracks, totaling 7 kilometers in length, seamlessly connect with existing tracks in the two districts, extending the total network to 39 kilometers, just in time for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.

The project, spearheaded under the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, reflects Dubai’s commitment to becoming a bicycle-friendly city. With the vision of transforming Dubai into the world’s best city for living by 2040, the expansion of cycling infrastructure is a strategic move towards promoting an active lifestyle among residents and visitors alike.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at RTA, emphasized the significance of this initiative, stating, “Expanding the cycling tracks is part of RTA’s plan to construct dedicated tracks for walking and cycling across Dubai to motivate residents and visitors to engage in sports and leisure activities, thereby enhancing quality of life.”

The new cycling tracks offer more than just pathways for physical activity. They serve as vital connectors between key districts of the emirate, aligning with RTA’s overarching plan to extend the total length of the cycling track network from the current 544 kilometers to 1,000 kilometers by 2030. These tracks are designed to link coastal areas like Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, and Marina to external tracks in Al Qudra, Saih Al Salam, and Nad Al Sheba via Al Barsha, Dubai Hills, and Nad Al Sheba districts.

The first cycling track originates from the Qur’anic Park on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, stretching to intersect with Al Khawaneej Street. It then seamlessly connects with the existing cycling track after crossing Al Khawaneej Street via a combined pedestrian and cyclists bridge. The second track commences at Mushrif Park, near Crocodile Park, and extends to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, intersecting with it before crossing Al Khawaneej Street through a similar bridge to merge with the cycling track in Al Khawaneej.

To ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, the RTA has established specific rules for track usage. Cyclists are required to adhere to designated speed limits, which are set at 30 km/hr on tracks dedicated to amateur sports cyclists and those shared with vehicles on safe roads. In urban areas, tracks shared with pedestrians enforce a speed limit of 20 km/hr. However, cyclists can enjoy unlimited speeds on designated training tracks across the city.

With the holy month of Ramadan fast approaching, the inauguration of these cycling tracks provides an excellent opportunity for residents to engage in physical activity and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As Dubai continues its journey towards becoming a global hub for health and wellness, initiatives like these play a crucial role in promoting community well-being and sustainability.

As residents gear up for Ramadan, these new cycling tracks offer a refreshing way to stay active and embrace the spirit of the holy month. Whether it’s a leisurely ride or a brisk workout, these tracks provide the perfect setting for individuals of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and prioritize their well-being.

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