The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed the brand new track dedicated to cyclists which were opened on Tuesday the 3rd of May 2023. The new tunnel specifically designed for bicyclists is situated in the Meydan area.
This cycling track makes sure of free and undisturbed conveyance along Meydan. This track covers 160 meters in length and has a width of 6.6 meters and is capable of making room for approximately 800 bicycles per hour.
The project was introduced by the RTA for transforming Dubai into a cycle-friendly city
The Road and Transport Authority released the statement that this project is the authority’s tedious efforts to transform Dubai into a city that is friendly for bicyclists too.
And to achieve this goal the department has to work on improving the infrastructure of the tracks and connect them with the residential areas as well as popular attractions.
The design works and the construction of this track tunnel was meticulously thought out and executed as per the technical guidelines, and specifications, of the highest international standards.
The tunnel’s interior design is that of a beautiful landscape of plateaus and hills in the background of twilight. The tunnel is set up with night as well as daylighting to always enable clear visibility for cyclists.
This RTA’s big-picture scheme for paths solely dedicated to cyclists in Dubai is an innovative and sustainable strategy to develop and enlarge the cycling tracks and create a network of these tracks that connect to the key areas of the emirate.
This plan has its target set on augmenting the total length of such tracks to an impressive 819 km with the deadline set for the latter quarter of 2026.
The cycling tracks constructed during the Q1 of 2022 had already reached 542 km, which is a noteworthy feat.
This plan also will be an encouragement to the residents and visitors alike to practice sports and recreational tasks while providing a safe and secure environment for the cyclists as a result of adhering to the highest safety standards.
This project will not only enhance the existing infrastructure of the Meydan intersection but also includes transforming the surface intersection of the cycling tracks with the Meydan region into a tunnel dedicated to this sole purpose, making sure of the unrestricted and safe movement throughout the Meydan Cycling track.
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This action from the authorities will efficiently decrease the waiting period for the riders as a result of eradicating the surface intersection.
This cycling track tunnel also serves cyclists by linking the developmental projects at Meydan and Nad Al Sheba communities in addition to connecting with the Cyclists Club with the track.
Dubai introduced its plans to be bicycle friendly almost one year ago. And it has not been that long since the city achieved another Guinness world record for the longest continuous cycling path. The Al Qudra Cycling Track covers an impressive distance of 80.6 km.
These initiatives were on par with the strategies that the crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum introduced.