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Walking and Cycling Network Design for Abu Dhabi Emirate
The Walking and Cycling Network Design document has been developed to assist designers and engineers to plan and design walking and cycling facilities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The  document covers the following topics:
  • Design Guidelines
  • User Information and Wayfinding
  • Integration with Other Transport Modes
  • Opportunities for Intelligent Transport Systems
How to use the Network Design document?
This self-contained document provides guidelines for the implementation of the Walking and Cycling Networks for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The document has been divided into a number of sections as highlighted below:
Overarching Principles
The aspirations of the Walking and Cycling Master Plan are explained.

Principle Elements for Walking and Cycling
Thedesign principles for  walking and cycling facilities  within new development areas or master plans are explained, including:
  • Sharing Space
  • Route Typology Principles
  • Cycle Routes
  • At Grade Crossings
  • Grade Separated Crossings
  • Kerb Heights
  • Slopes and Grades
  • Sight Lines
  • Corner Radii
  • Parking
Principles for Retro-fitting
The principles for the implementation also apply to the existing urban environments within a retrofitting context. These principles include:
  • Route Typology for retro-fit
  • Cycle Routes
  • At Grade Crossings
Special Component Details
Special topics areas are covered including:
  • Diagonal Crossing Facilities
  • Special Priority Zones, such as community facilities of schools and mosques
Principles for Strategic Elements
The strategic elements that support the development of walking and cycling facilities are explained including:
  • Public Transport Interface
  • End of ride facilities
  • Traffic Calming
  • Pavements
  • Landscape and Shading
 Component Element Details
The individual component details of walking and cycling are covered including:
  • Cycle Track detail
  • Cycle Lane details
  • Cycle Shared Lane details
  • Public Transport Stations and Stops
  • Crossing details – Zebra, Tiger, Puffin and Toucan
Application of Guidelines

The application of guidelines components and how they are used and applied to the street typologies of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is also explained.