Dubai To Get Many More Cycling Tracks, Bike Racks And Rest Shops

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by Deeplata Garde
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Dubai has always been at its forefront when it comes to making the environment sustainable. And as expected, Dubai has taken a leap ahead to promote soft mobility for various reasons. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai is planning to extend its soft mobility initiative to Al Barsha 1 and 2. The flexible mobility project includes cycling tracks, bike racks, shaded places, rest breaks, higher pedestrian crossings, lower speed restrictions, and pick-up and drop-off zones.

Promotion Of Soft Mobility Across Dubai

We can expect the completion of this project by the third quarter of next year. RTA further stated that it is looking at the architecture of soft mobility aspects in eight more Dubai districts. Al Ras, Al Bateen, Al Daghaya, Eyal Nasser, Al Souq Al Kabeer, Hor Al Anz, Abu Hail, and Al Sabkha are the names of the cities.

As a result, by the end of 2026, the number of districts with soft mobility means will have increased to 29. According to the RTA, flexibility mobility projects have significantly increased bike journeys and improved pedestrian satisfaction. In addition, the project helped to increase the number of bike trips in Dubai. The count soared from 20 million in 2021 to 36 million in 2021.

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Connectivity Aspect

The soft mobility project aims to improve the following aspects of integrated transportation. The list includes the below-provided points.
1. Serving the needs of determined people
2. Constructing raised pedestrian crossings and speed-calming devices
3. Specifying all types of cycling tracks
4. Providing bike racks
5. Installing directional and cautionary signs
6. Adjusting pavements, specifying lanes shared by vehicles and non-motorised transport modes
7. Constructing rest stops with landscaped and sitting areas

 

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Districts for soft mobility projects are chosen based on a number of factors, including the availability of public transportation, high ridership rates, population density, land use type, and the current state of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.

Also Read: Dubai Ride Returns To Sheikh Zayed Road, Offers Cyclists Epic Bike-Ride Around Landmarks

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