3 more cycling, jogging tracks in Abu Dhabi

3 more cycling, jogging tracks in Abu Dhabi

The municipality is currently working on the construction of jogging tracks extending 8,440 metres and has already constructed cycling tracks extending 17,340 metres.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015, 12:52 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:17 PM

One of the completed cycling tracks in Abu Dhabi. — Supplied photo

Abu Dhabi - The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is undertaking the construction of three more jogging and cycling tracks spanning over 80km in total.

The municipality is currently working on the construction of jogging tracks extending 8,440 metres and has already constructed cycling tracks extending 17,340 metres.

The projects will be built on Shaikh Zayed street, Shakhbout bin Sultan Street and on the Arabia Gulf Street.

The cycling track on the Shaikh Zayed Street will be 7,624 metres long; the one on the Shakhbout bin Sultan Street will be 6,700 metres; and the one on the Arabian Gulf Street will be 6,650 metres. These are in addition to a 2,320 metre-long track leading to Al Nahyan Festivities Yard.

All of these tracks are designed according to standard specifications, measuring 3.5 metres in width and fitted with ground markings.

The municipality is continuing the construction of similar exercise and cycling track projects, with completion rates ranging from 50 to 85 per cent. They comprise the construction of combination pedestrian-cycling tracks at Khalifa city, Shakhbout city and Mohammed bin Zayed city stretching seven to 18km in length.

The combined jogging and cycling tracks in the three cities measure four metres in width in a lane constructed four metres off the kerb stone of the main street.

Cycling and walking tracks are separated or differentiated through shifting cycling tracks according to the provisions stipulated in the Urban Roads Design Manual.

In case of a joint track, the two lanes are differentiated by road markings or pavement as stated in the master plan of pedestrians and cyclists in Abu Dhabi where the width will be 2.2 metres for the cyclists and 1.8 metres for pedestrians.  As for the urban and aesthetic appearance of the project, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality will add landscaping works on the sides of all tracks.

In case the pedestrian track is on the edge of the street, directional signage will be displayed to direct pedestrians from the start of the junction.

The Walk at Khalifa city extends 7.89km and 60 per cent of the construction work has been completed. The Walk at Shakhbout city extends 18.83km and completion rate has hit 50 per cent. The length of The Walk at Mohammed bin Zayed Street extends 14.27km in length and about 85 per cent of the construction has been completed.

“The walks and cycling tracks in Abu Dhabi and the three cities will constitute a perfect avenue for residents to engage in healthy activities. The projects will also have a positive impact on the appearance and add further elegance to the stunning skyline of the three cities,” the municipality said in a statement.

haseeb@khaleejtimes.com


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