RTA rolls out 'soft mobility' plan for Dubai


More cycling tracks, pedestrian walkways and shaded rest areas are being constructed in Dubai’s residential neighbourhoods.

The move is part of the Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) ‘soft-mobility’ plan, which also includes bike racks, plans for e-scooters and dedicated parking slots for rented cars.

It encourages people to use flexible means of transport for getting around the city.

Karama, Mankhool and Al Qusais 1 are the areas that will be covered in the first phase, which will be completed in March.

Officials say the initiative addresses the needs of the first and last-mile challenge by linking various modes of transit.

The project works will continue next year covering Barsha 1 and 2, Bateen, Baraha, Al Ras, Al Qusais 2 and Al Qusais Industrial area.

The number of locations covered by the plan is set to increase to 27 by 2024.

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