Dear cy­clists, stay off the roads – for your safety

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS -

Just wanted to drop a note to bi­cy­cle rid­ers in Dubai, please stay off the roads. You may be from a coun­try that has in­fra­struc­ture and ed­u­ca­tion to other road users but the UAE is not yet in that league. We are a de­vel­op­ing na­tion with a huge multi-cul­tural so­ci­ety from all over the planet so please don’t as­sume that just be­cause you have a flash light on your hel­met, cars are go­ing to avoid you. This mes­sage is specif­i­cally to the group of 30 plus rid­ers who de­cided that rid­ing in a mas­sive group on beach road across the newly built canal bridge was a good idea. You guys are reck­less, what on earth con­vinced you that us­ing one of the 3 lanes on this bridge was a log­i­cal idea to ride your bi­cy­cles? There are ded­i­cated cy­cles ar­eas in Dubai in­clud­ing the au­to­drome, if you must risk your life at least con­sider those im­pli­ca­tions to the lives of other road users. Mr H Dubai

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