950 rent-a-bikes added to Dubai's cycling circuit

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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and ride-hailing service Careem have added 950 rental bicycles and 95 stations to the Emirate's cycling circuit.

It brings the total number of battery-operated cycles to 1,750 and 175 stations since the collaboration began.

The new stations will be at key areas that will include the new cycling track at Jumeirah Beach, Al Safa, Dubai Canal, Dubai Marina, Al Mamzar, Al Satwa, Jumeirah 1, Al Khwaneej, Al Jaffliya, Business Bay, Dubai Internet City, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

More stations will be added in various districts during the upcoming expansion.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, highlighted that the expansion of the cycling services promotes a healthy lifestyle and also enables people to switch to more sustainable modes of transportation. The access to public transport system makes the journey "healthier" and reduces one's carbon footprint.

Bassel Al-Nahlaoui, Managing Director of Mobility at Careem, added that the expansion of the bike rental service is to meet "the incredible demand we have seen for micro-mobility transport across the UAE".

The move is part of a multi-stage scheme to deploy 3,500 bikes at 350 docking stations across Dubai.

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