RTA builds cycle paths in Dubai communities
RTA's project is part of the Bicycle Master plan, which aims to build and maintain 900km of cycle paths across the city by 2020
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has commenced work to construct cycle paths in several residential areas in Dubai.
The project will include the introduction of cycle paths in: Al Mizhar; Mirdif; Al Warqa'a; Al Sufouh; Umm Suqeim; Jumeirah and Al Barsha, according to Naseer Abu Shehab, CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance, RTA.
The introduction of other cycle paths across the Emirate are also being considered, Gulf News reported.
"Other communities that are being considered for future cycle paths include those in the Bur Dubai area as well as Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Green Community Village and Dubai Investment Park, Abu Shehab added.
Cycle parking racks have been implemented at most metro stations, with the RTA continuing to work to add to the cylce infrastructure over the coming years.
The project, which is part of the Bicycle Master Plan announced in 2012, aims to build and maintain 900km of cycle paths across the city by 2020.
While no completion date has been announced, around 70% of the work has already been completed.