Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to construct a multiuse track designed for bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians. 

This development is part of the broader Hessa Street Improvement Project, which aims to double the capacity of Hessa Street from 8,000 to 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.  

The project is expected to serve more than 640,000 road users by 2030. 

RTA Board of Executive Directors chair and director general Mattar Al Tayer said: “This track designated for cyclists, scooter riders and pedestrians is part of Hessa Street Improvement Project currently undertaken by RTA spanning 4.5km between the intersections with Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.  

“It encompasses upgrades to four major intersections along Hessa Street with Sheikh Zayed Road, First Al Khail Street, Al Asayel Street, and Al Khail Road.” 

The planned multiuse track, measuring 13.5km in length and 4.5m in width, is designed to link Al Sufouh to Dubai Hills via Hessa Street. 

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It is expected to serve 12 residential, commercial, and educational areas across neighbourhoods such as Al Barsha and Al Barsha Heights, noted Al Tayer. 

The new track is intended to improve first and last-mile trips via connecting with the Dubai Internet City Metro Station and other key locations.  

Al Tayer further stated that the new track is estimated to accommodate up to 5,200 users per hour.  

The track will feature two bridges, one spanning 528m over Sheikh Zayed Road and another 501m over Al Khail Road, each with a width of 5m. 

The bridges’ engineering design takes inspiration from the surrounding environments, with the Sheikh Zayed Road bridge concept reflecting themes of connectivity through overlapping lines.  

The cycling track connecting Al Sufouh and Dubai Hills is also a component of Dubai’s master plan.  

The plan aims to extend the total length of Dubai’s cycling tracks from the current 544km to 1,000km by 2030, connecting coastal areas to external tracks through key locations. 

This comes after the RTA awarded a contract for the construction of the Al Khaleej Street Tunnel Project last month.