Dubai to transform into bicycle-friendly city

      Published on Monday, 17 August , 2020      138 Views     

  • UAE Business

Cycling in Dubai is about to get that much more friendly thanks to upcoming plans from Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

In line with Dubai Vision 2021, Dubai has revealed plans to transform into a bicycle-friendly city – all to promote cycling as a sport and as an environmentally-friendly way of transport.

Dubai authorities will introduce new laws along with safety and security measures to make sure cyclists travelling throughout the city can ride without a worry.

To create a bicycle-friendly city, expect enhanced safety standards, improved awareness of bicycle use, develop standards and policies, create dedicated areas for bicycles and support a bicycle renting culture.

The new initiative is also in line with the objectives of the Dubai Traffic Strategy 2021, aiming to reduce road fatalities, the UAE Energy Strategy 2050’s aim of reducing Dubai’s carbon emissions by 16 percent by 2021 and the goal of Dubai having the world’s lowest carbon footprint.

“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is the greatest inspiration for us in promoting the use of bicycles and the integration of cycling into people’s lifestyles. A few days ago, we all saw His Highness riding a bike in Dubai,” said Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Lt. General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) rolled out its pay-as-you-ride bicycle scheme, Careem bikes earlier this year, and you can find out how to get signed up right here.

Looking for scenic routes to take you bike around Dubai? We’ve got the best spots to cycle right here.

Category UAE Business | 2020/08/17 latest update at 8:09 AM
Source : Time Out Dubai | Photocredit : Google
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