The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar at Ashghal had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Cyclists Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Sports for developing fast cycling tracks across the country.
Ashghal has developed a 5.8km pedestrian path with the cycle track. As part of the development works, 1,500 trees and 160 shrubs were planted. Besides, 336 lighting poles and 22 cycle parks were set up.
An official and two students plant a tree along Al Hatim Street, beside the new bicycle path
Last month, Ashghal announced the opening of a 40km long cycling path on the Southern part of Doha Expressway with 2,390 lighting poles, 17 cycling parks, 1,930 trees, 24 tunnels and 17 seats with shades.
Ashghal focuses on developing infrastructure that enhances sport culture by implementing a connected and safe network of cycling paths in a bid to change the lifestyle of people through using healthy mobility means and exercise. Ashghal is now working to set up a network of cycling and pedestrian paths of about 2,650km by the year 2022.
Ashghal’s Olympic Cycle Track on Al Khor Road has set Guinness World Records for the Longest Continuous Cycling Path with 32.869km (20.4 miles). It can be used for international sports competitions, especially because the Olympic Cycling Track has been designed to allow speeds up to 50km/h.
Meanwhile, a group of students planted trees at the east side of Al Hatim Street as part of Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees Campaign. The event was held in co-ordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
While attending the programme, Mubarak Ferish al-Salem, Central Municipal Council's Constituency 15 member thanked Ashghal for implementing and maintaining infrastructure projects. Al-Salem also appreciated the afforestation efforts by the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar.