URB, a leading sustainable cities developer, has unveiled its new 93-km-long urban highway - The Loop in Dubai.
The Loop is planned to connect more than 3 million residents using a healthy mode of transport, to key services and locations by walking and cycling within minutes, said a statement from URB.
It will provide an enjoyable climate controlled all-year environment, to make walking and cycling the primary mode of transport for Dubai’s residents, in line with its new 20-minute city initiative.
The project also aims to develop the smartest cycling and running infrastructure in the world, it added.
The aim is to make cycling and walking the primary mode of transport for daily commutes for more than 80% of Dubai’s residents by 2040.
Unveiling the new concept, CEO Baharash Bagherian said: "The Loop provided a great opportunity to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in urban mobility and Dubai is the best place for it. This is the future of urban mobility infrastructures, which are more than sustainable transport systems."
"These types of infrastructures are spaces and utilities for people, where various leisure and community services can also be provided. These types of infrastructures are an enjoyable mode of sustainable transport, no matter the weather conditions," he added.-TradeArabia News Service