Dubai’s RTA has announced speed limits for cyclists. These range from 30km/h on dedicated lanes for amateurs to 20km/h on lanes shared with pedestrians in urban areas.
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03 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set speed limits for cyclists in Dubai, ranging from 30km/hr on dedicated cycling lanes to 20km/hr on lanes shared with pedestrians in urban areas.
The decision will affect routes across the city and include 30kph limits on Nad Al Sheba and Meydan cycling tracks, and in paths in Al Qusais, Karama and Mankhool. Most urban paths will be 20kph.
There is no speed limit for cyclists on external tracks such as Seih Assalam and Al Qudra.
Maitha bin Adai, head of traffic and roads at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), “RTA is keen to make Dubai one of the best cycle-friendly cities in the world."
Dubai's government said it plans to increase the distance covered by dedicated cycle routes from 425 kilometres to more than 660km by 2025.
"This warrants developing and improving the infrastructure of cycling, as well as legislation that encourages people to use cycles as safe means of mobility around the city," she added.
Brig Saif Al Mazroui, head of traffic at Dubai Police, urged all riders to ensure they wear a helmet and reflective vest or jacket, and have a white light at the front of their bike and a red light at the rear.