Sheikh Hamdan hopes to make Dubai friendlier for cyclists

Authorities concerned have been directed to update regulations to make Dubai a cycle-friendly city

  
Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum attends the 21st edition of the 160-km #UAE President Endurance Cup at the Emirates Endurance Village at Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Image for illustrative purposes. Dubai Media Office Twitter Account.

Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum attends the 21st edition of the 160-km #UAE President Endurance Cup at the Emirates Endurance Village at Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Image for illustrative purposes. Dubai Media Office Twitter Account.

More efforts are underway to make Dubai friendly for cyclists.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has directed to implement international best practices to improve the emirate's infrastructure to suit bicycle riders.

Taking to Twitter, he said that authorities concerned have been directed to update regulations to make Dubai a cycle-friendly city. "The directives, in line with the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, aim to make the emirate a safer place for working and living. Other goals include bringing down death rates related to traffic accidents and reducing carbon dioxide emissions as per Emirates Strategy for Energy 2050," Sheikh Hamdan tweeted.

The Roads and Transport Authority in the emirate had earlier unveiled its mission of expanding Dubai's cycling lanes to 850km by 2030.

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