Dedicated cycling track ready to welcome riders at F-8 park
ISLAMABAD: A dedicated track, built in a mini-park of the sector F-8 to promote cycling culture in the federal capital, is ready to welcome the riders from Monday.
The 900-meter long track, costing around Rs 0.9 million, is expected to attract a significant number of bikers, especially kids and new learners, the local authorities hoped while sharing news of its opening for general public.
“The initiative a joint venture of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration and Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI), is aimed at ensuring a positive activity for locals in a healthy green environment,” said ICT Admin Director General Sayeda Shafaq in an exclusive chat with APP.
She said the track, set up within a greenbelt, would also serve as a learning platform for the new peddlers and young cyclists in a risk-free comfortable environment. “It will surely help promote a culture of discouraging motorbikes and cars for short-distance traveling, besides augmenting the number of cyclists in the capital city," she remarked. - APP
The DG said from now on, the public could ride their bicycles on this track. Only installation of signage and marking of track were yet to be done which had been initiated by the ICT administration workers recently. - APP