RTA plans to expand the tracks to include specific residential areas and 23 new districts in phase II
Starting the first quarter of 2022, citizens and residents can ride e-scooters in ten districts across Dubai, said a top official with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The step responds to the Executive Council’s endorsement of the shared mobility plan and the e-scooter policy, said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA board of executive directors.
On Saturday, Al Tayer announced the start of civil site works for the infrastructure of the operation of the Electric Scooter in preparation for the launch of Phase I of the project, which would cover 10 Dubai districts and start operations in the first quarter of 2022.
Until now, during the trial phase, which began in October 2020, e-scooters could be used only in five Dubai districts. Furthermore, RTA said that e-scooters had made about half a million trips in the Emirate until the end of September.
“The initial phase covers Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Internet City, Al Rigga, 2nd of December Street (specified track and zone), The Palm Jumeirah, and City Walk. It also covered safe roads in Al Qusais, Al Mankhool, and Al Karama communities, as well as cycling tracks except for the cycling tracks of Seih Al Salam, Al Qudra, and Meydan,” said Al Tayer.