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Old Sep 23rd 2007, 9:17 am
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I read in Emirates Today yesterday that the RTA are now considering a network of shaded (by trees, presumably) cycle paths around Dubai. As the weather is fairly bike friendly for 8 months of the year and Dubai is pretty flat all year do you think this could be a better solution to our traffic woes than the well thought out () Salik? Would you use a network of bike paths in Dubai if they kept you away from the Landcruisers?
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I read in Emirates Today yesterday that the RTA are now considering a network of shaded (by trees, presumably) cycle paths around Dubai. As the weather is fairly bike friendly for 8 months of the year and Dubai is pretty flat all year do you think this could be a better solution to our traffic woes than the well thought out () Salik? Would you use a network of bike paths in Dubai if they kept you away from the Landcruisers?
what makes you think that the Landcruiser drivers wont use the cycle paths??
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Actually I was thinking the landcruiser drivers would just move to great big mountain bikes and wear 100% tint sunglasses. Hopefully then they would just ride off into the nearest palm tree and knock some sense into themselves without hurting anybody else.
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I definately would...back home (Holland) I went everywhere on my bike...it's one of the few things I miss...
Not to go to work though, but for taking the kids to school, running a small errand or just for fun during the weekend it would be brilliant...
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I'd definitely cycle to and from work, if I was on a safe path entirely separated from traffic. It'd be quite pleasant during the winter.
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
I definately would...back home (Holland) I went everywhere on my bike...it's one of the few things I miss...
Not to go to work though, but for taking the kids to school, running a small errand or just for fun during the weekend it would be brilliant...
I heard that you were a good ride...
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I heard that you were a good ride...
yeah, I even went round France on a proper racing bike, but that was years ago...still I am pretty fit now...

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yeah, I even went round France on a proper racing bike, but that was years ago...still I am pretty fit now...

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is the white bicycle of amsterdam for real, or just an urban myth?
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is the white bicycle of amsterdam for real, or just an urban myth?
no, it did exist, not sure if it still does...it's a bit of a knit your own yogurt thing and it never took on properly...
they have a similar thing with cars, where you share a car between a load of people...
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no, it did exist, not sure if it still does...it's a bit of a knit your own yogurt thing and it never took on properly...
they have a similar thing with cars, where you share a car between a load of people...
oh, i'm a sucker for the organic beard brigade..... i have an inner swampy.
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oh, i'm a sucker for the organic beard brigade..... i have an inner swampy.
I am completely ignoring that bit of you...
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I am completely ignoring that bit of you...
that's ok, he only hugs trees...
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that's ok, he only hugs trees...
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[QUOTE=MataHari;5344416]yeah, I even went round France on a proper racing bike, but that was years ago...still I am pretty fit now... Yours truly cycled around Normandy and Brittany many moons ago...but I wouldn't class myself as being fit now.
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bark bark


you're getting better at this english humour thing. i actually snickered there...
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