Dubai’s RTA launches innovative cycling tunnel in Meydan area
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Posted: 15 May 2023 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
In line with RTA’s commitment to provide a safe and interconnected cycling network, the new cycling tunnel eliminates the need for riders to wait at surface crossings along the Meydan track.
Credit: Roads and Transport Authority
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it has taken another significant step towards its vision of becoming a bicycle friendly city by opening a new tunnel exclusively designed for cyclists in the Meydan area.
Stretching 160m in length and 6.6m in width, the newly opened tunnel can accommodate approximately 800 bicycles per hour. RTA’s focus on developing cycling infrastructure stems from its commitment to promoting active lifestyles, encouraging sports and recreational activities, as well as ensuring a safe cycling experience for both residents and visitors.
The cycling track tunnel in Meydan is an integral part of RTA’s plan to improve the infrastructure of the Meydan intersection. By transforming the surface intersection of the cycling track with Meydan Street into a dedicated tunnel, the project eliminates the need for cyclists to wait at surface crossings, providing them with uninterrupted movement along the Meydan cycling track. Furthermore, the tunnel serves as a crucial connection point, linking the development projects at Meydan and Nad Al Sheba communities with the Cyclists Club.
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The cycling track tunnel showcases the stunning landscape of plateaus and hills at sunset, providing cyclists with a visually appealing experience, and is equipped with state-of-the-art day and night lighting, ensuring clear visibility and enhancing safety for cyclists at all times.
This achievement is part of the RTA’s broader master plan for cycling tracks in Dubai, aiming to develop and expand the cycling lane network throughout key areas of the emirate. As part of this strategy, RTA plans to increase the total length of cycling tracks in Dubai to 819km by the end of 2026.
With the opening of the new cycling track tunnel in Meydan, Dubai takes another step forward in its journey to become a cycling destination, allowing riders in Dubai to enjoy a seamless and enjoyable riding experience.
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