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Doha to have 2000km of cycle lanes in coming years

Qatar will build more than 2000km of cycle lanes in the coming years, tweeted the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on the occasion of the National Sport Day.

Doha already has several hundreds of kilometres of cycling lanes to its credit. On the occasion of National Sport Day, the Emir tweeted on his official twitter handle that the National Sport Day aims to continue Qatar’s entry into all fields of sports. Therefore, the aim is to implement more than 2000km of cycle tracks by the end of 2022.

The Emir participated in the National Sport Day activities by cycling on the towers are and Doha Corniche, to encourage the general public to continue involving themselves in various kinds of sport activities for good health and fitness.

Ashghal has already built hundreds of kilometres of cycling lanes on local approach roads and express ways, while ensuring that the cycle lanes are located away from the main traffic, to maintain the safety of cyclists.

In the year 2017, Ashghal completed more than 242kms of cycling lanes on expressways, and this year 110km will be built, the President of Ashghal, Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi said.

The newly built paths are much used by cyclists with enthusiasm, particularly during weekends.

Posted on 14/2/2018

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