The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened the shared pedestrian and cycling tracks on the eastern side of Al Khor Road along 38 km, integrating with the Olympic Cycling Track on the western side of the highway, giving more opportunities for hobbyists to practice cycling and jogging, ensuring complete safety.
The track is 38 km long and 6 meters wide, passing through 18 underpasses, to provide a smooth and uninterrupted movement. In order to facilitate better use of the tracks along the road, 80 cycle-parking points, 100 benches and 20 resting areas are provided.
To provide more safety for pedestrians and cyclists, Ashghal announced the installation of 6 cycling counters for cyclists, including 4 on the Olympic cycling track, and two others on the common pedestrian and cycling track.
These devices provide riders with updated information and useful data such as date, time, weather and temperature. These devices also contribute to ensure safety of riders by displaying alert messages in case of bad weather (wind or fog) or in the event of any accident on the track.
These devices enable to monitor the number of bicycles used on the track per hour, day or year, to provide a database and statistics for any future studies. In addition, the devices play advertising role as they display advertisements of important sporting events.
Eng Yousef Al Emadi, Director of Projects Affairs at Ashghal, confirmed that opening of the new pedestrian and cycling path along with Olympic cycling track will allow more amateur and professional athletes to practice sports and change the lifestyle, especially with the provision of ‘bicycle cycling counters’ that provide all data and safety related information for riders.
Ashghal opened the Olympic Cycling Track in 2020, with 33km length and 7 meters wide, facilitating international sports competitions, as the track is designed to allow speed up to 50 km per hour, with the provision of non-stop track with 29 tunnels and 5 bridges.
The road is also considered a major link to many sports facilities, as it connects directly with Lusail Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium, and eases access to Al Rayyan Stadium through linking Al Majd Road, in addition to facilitating access to Semaisma Youth Center, Al Khor Youth Center, Al Khor Sports Club, Lusail Sports Complex and Doha Golf Club.
Al Khor Road and Guinness Record
In September 2020, Ashghal succeeded in breaking two records for the longest connected cycling path, as well as the longest piece of continuously paved asphalt on Al Khor Road.
The length of longest piece of connected asphalt pavement reaches 25. 275 km, and the longest connected cycling path with is 32.869 km long with 7 meters width.
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