Dubai Unveils Speed Limits for Cycling Tracks Near Parks
Dubai is on the verge of unveiling its new cycling tracks, with construction now 90% complete. These tracks, spanning 7 kilometers, originate from well-liked parks in the city and are poised to enhance the existing cycling infrastructure.
Dubai's New Cycling Tracks Nearing Completion
Dubai is preparing to unveil its new cycling tracks, with construction now at 90% completion. These 7-km tracks connect to the existing 32km of cycling lanes in Al Khawaneej and Mushrif, enhancing the city's cycling infrastructure.
Track 1 starts at the Quranic Garden on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street and stretches to the intersection with Al Khawaneej Street. To connect with the existing cycling track, it crosses Al Khawaneej Street via a combined pedestrian and cycling bridge.
Track 2 begins at Mushrif Park near the Crocodile Park, runs to the intersection with Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, and then proceeds north to the intersection with Al Khawaneej Street. Similar to Track 1, it connects with the Al Khawaneej cycling track via a pedestrian and cycling bridge on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street.
This development increases the combined length of cycling lanes in both areas to 39km.
A Master Plan for Expanding Cycling Infrastructure
Dubai's authorities are taking comprehensive steps to develop cycling tracks and connect key parts of the city. The goal is to expand the current 544km of cycling lanes to 819km by 2026. This expansion will link coastal areas like Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, and the Marina with external road tracks at locations such as Al Qudra, Seih Al Salam, and Nad Al Sheba, running along Al Barsha, Dubai Hills, and Nad Al Sheba.
Safety Regulations and Speed Limits
To ensure safety for cyclists and pedestrians, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has established speed limits for cycling tracks. Cyclists on dedicated tracks and those shared with vehicles should not exceed 30kmph, while areas shared with pedestrians have a speed limit of 20kmph.
It's important to note that no specific speed limits have been set for cycling training tracks. Dubai is making significant strides to create a more bike-friendly city, and these new cycling tracks are just one part of the broader plan to encourage cycling as a sustainable and healthy mode of transportation in the emirate.