Cyclists using pedestrian tracks in Dubai to face fine

Cyclists using pedestrian tracks in Dubai to face fine

Shaikh Hamdan issues resolution aiming to regulate the usage of dedicated bicycle tracks and paths, encourage the public to use bicycles.

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Published: Sun 26 Apr 2015, 8:49 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 11:41 PM

Dubai - Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued Executive Council Resolution No 10 of 2015, regulating the use of bicycles in the Emirate of Dubai.

The resolution aims to regulate the usage of dedicated bicycle tracks and paths according to the best international practices, and encouraging the public to use bicycles as a mode of transportation and also for recreational and athletic purposes.

The resolution also prescribes the responsibilities and authorities of the Dubai Road and Transport Authority in this regards, which includes: approving the requirements and standards for establishing, maintaining, operating and using bicycle tracks as well as the pertaining security and safety measures, signage boards, and establishing the terms, regulations and technical specifications for bicycles in the Emirate of Dubai.

Pursuant to the resolution, cyclists are obliged to use dedicated tracks, not use any roads with speed limits exceeding 60km per hour, not use any tracks dedicated to pedestrians, abide with applied safety measures, abide with the security and safety measures defined by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority, and not carrying another passenger unless the bicycle and second passenger are equipped with the required equipment.

According to the resolution, any violations will be subject to a fine and the fine is doubled if the violator commits the same violation within one year.

The competent authorities may impound any violating bicycle for up to 30 days, and the rules applied on impounded vehicles in the Emirate of Dubai remain valid.

This resolution annuls any other legislation that contradicts its articles. The resolution will be published in the Official Gazette and considered valid from the date of publication.

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