Dubai planning new regulations to enhance cycling experience

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Authorities in Dubai are looking at further measures to make it easier and safer for people to use the dedicated cycling tracks in town.

They are planning to introduce new regulations like banning the use of dual headsets while riding and making it mandatory to wear a protective helmet and reflective jacket, and encouraging the use of bright, steady lights on the bikes instead of flashing ones.

There are also plans to install speed-warning signs for motorists around the tracks, and having dedicated spots for ambulances.

The suggestions came up during a meeting between representatives of Dubai Sports Council and other entities (Dubai Police, RTA, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Dubai Municipality and Meydan).

The discussions also focused on setting aside exclusive parking spaces for those using the cycling tracks in busy locations like Nad Al Sheba, Al Warqa, Al Khawaneej, Mushrif Park and Al Qudra, with free parking for the first few hours.

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