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Islamabad to Get Over 146 KM of Separate Cycling Lanes

Islamabad to Get Over 146 KM of Separate Cycling Lanes.

Islamabad Embraces Cycling Culture: 146 KM of Dedicated Lanes Coming Soon

Islamabad residents can look forward to a greener and more sustainable future with the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) ambitious “Cycling as an Alternative Transport” project.

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Key Highlights:

  • 146 KM Network: Over 146 kilometers of dedicated bicycle lanes will be constructed across Islamabad, promoting eco-friendly transportation and reducing carbon footprint.
  • Phased Development: The project will be implemented in three phases, starting with Jinnah Avenue, Margalla Road, G-7, and G-6 in February-March 2024.
  • Phase-Wise Expansion: The remaining 14 sectors and major avenues will receive their dedicated bicycle lanes between May-November 2024.
  • Srinagar Highway & Expressway: The final phase, scheduled for December 2024-February 2025, will see the construction of bicycle lanes along the Srinagar Highway and Islamabad Expressway.
  • Electric Bike Integration: CDA plans to partner with a private company to offer electric bikes for rent at 72 locations across the city in the final phase.
  • Signal-Free Mobility: Electric bikes will operate on separate lanes with a speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour, ensuring smooth and efficient travel.
  • Project Cost: The project is estimated to cost Rs. 1.5 billion and will be funded by CDA.


  • Reduced carbon emissions and improved air quality.
  • Less traffic congestion and easier commuting.
  • Promotion of healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Increased accessibility for female and senior citizens.
  • Enhanced connectivity within the city.

CDA’s “Cycling as an Alternative Transport” project represents a bold step towards a more sustainable and livable Islamabad. \

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This initiative is set to revolutionize urban mobility, promoting cycling as a viable and convenient transportation option for residents of all ages.

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