Dubai: First Phase of Bicycle Track Project To Be Completed by Mid-2009
- Sun, Oct 05 2008 08:59:07 AM
Daijiworld Media Network (DC)
Dubai, Oct 4 — The first phase of the 588km network of bicycle tracks in Dubai will be completed by the middle of 2009, officials from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have declared.
The first phase of this track will be from near Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Al Diyafah Road, from Al Mina to Al Mankhool Road, from Al Diyafah (Satwa Roundabout) to Khalid Bin Waleed Street, and the Dubai Creekside. This first phase will be a 25-kilometre long track.
There would also be cycle tracks along the service roads running parallel to the Shaikh Zayed Road.
These will be on the service roads along the Shaikh Zayed Road. The RTA has included the bicycle track project in the beautification scheme of the road, it has been learned.
The cycle tracks will indeed be of comfort ride to many people whose offices are located at a short distance, apart from a travel free of carbon emission. Most of the Central Business Districts of the emirate will be connected by these tracks.
The RTA hopes to reduce the number of cars on roads resulting in easing the traffic situation in the emirate.
Cycle routes are becoming popular and an easier mode of transport worldwide due to increased traffic congestions and also due to increased awareness among people to reduce carbon emission.