Qatar to Have 258 km of Cycle Paths by End of 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Peninsula -- Qatar will have 258 km of cycle and pedestrian paths along highways and main roads by the end of 2017, which is expected to reach 540 km by 2022.
This and the fact that weather is getting cooler should prompt more to get their bicycle out to flex their muscles or as an alternative way to travel to offices.
As part of the plan made by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to provide alternative transportation options inside and outside Doha, cycle and pedestrian paths have been built into expressway and local roads projects.
In some of these projects, separate cycle routes are provided, while in internal and residential areas, shared cycle and pedestrian lanes are provided.
These lanes currently include over 100 km on the Eastern and Western sides of Al Shamal road, 29 km along Al Sheehaniya/Leatooriya/Lijmiliya Road, and around 18 km of open cycle paths along Dukhan Highway connected to around 18 km on the Celebration Street for a total of 36 km. This is in addition to long sections of Al Shamal Road that are provided with cycle ways.
Cycle paths are also provided on the sides of the G-Ring Road at a total of 42 km and around 21 km on the Northern and Southern sides of the road. The cycle lanes on the Northern side of the G-Ring Road are connected to the 13 km cycle lanes in Ras Abu Abboud Road and Al Matar Road, forming a connected lane with a length of around 34 km.
You can travel on a bicycle between the Religious Complex, Barwa Village, Racing Club and the industrial area.
Ashghal is also constructing cycle and pedestrian ways in local areas, not only along expressways, where it is planned that around 133 km of shared cycle and pedestrian ways will be completed by the end of 2017, distributed in the areas of Bani Hajer, Slata, Al Sailiya, the West Bay, Al Khor, and around Qatar National Museum. By the end of 2017, around 10 km of dedicated cycle ways will be completed, in North Al Wukair and West of Al Wakra.