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Nakheel invests $41m in building cycle tracks in Dubai

DUBAI, January 18, 2017

Dubai-based master developer Nakheel is investing Dh150 million ($40.8 million) in bringing 105 km of bicycle tracks to its communities across the UAE emirate, with all routes linked to the government’s Cycling Masterplan.

Safe, scenic bike routes are being created to encourage recreational cycling and promote health and well-being among families and individuals of all ages as part of Nakheel’s commitment to enhancing its developments with new facilities and services. The developer is also building a 10-km ‘super loop’ – for more experienced riders – as part of its cycle route network.

The Nakheel Communities Cycling Masterplan, mapped out today (January 18) by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah, will be constructed over the next two years, with phased delivery between now and Q2 2019. Nakheel plans a series of subsequent bike tracks once the first 105 km are completed.

Cycling is one of the fastest growing activities in Dubai, with an ever-increasing number of events, initiatives and groups promoting the sport. Dedicated bike paths are needed to allow both new and experienced cyclists to ride safely, without having to use main roads, said Nakheel in a statement.

Work is already under way on a 5-km track at Nakheel’s new Nad Al Sheba community, currently under construction along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai. Other developments covered by Phase One are Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Heights, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village (Triangle and Circle), Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens and Garden View Villas.

Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Cycling in Dubai has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, with the government promoting the sport through world-class events like the Dubai Tour and by building hundreds of kilometres of bike routes across the city.”

“Our new cycle track network will make cycling more accessible and inspire people to get pedalling as a way to keep fit, socialise and help the environment. Under our plan, people will be able to bike their way to the shops, school and friends’ houses without getting into a car.

The new routes will pass through some of Nakheel’s most mature and prestigious communities, where cyclists’ journeys will be enhanced by lush scenery and greenery. – TradeArabia News Service

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