Cyclists can now travel with their bikes on public buses

The Integrated Transport Center of the department of Municipality and Transport in AbuDhabi announces the launch of a new public bus service that provides space enabling cyclists to take their bikes onboard buses.

The service is deployed on a route befitting the needs of residents and visitors as it connects Al Reem Island and Hudayriat Island.

The new service helps the economic model of cities by facilitating movement from home to work or sports and leisure destinations for all members of the community.

Under the initial stage, 6 buses are deployed on the new route which passes along several locations across Abu Dhabi city. It starts with Al Reem Island and passes along Abu Dhabi landmarks such as the Central Bus Station, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Zayed Educational Complex, Marsana Beach, Bab Al Nojoum Camp and 321 Sports. The service is characterized by a bike symbol beside the Service Number.

The no 73 bus service operates in both directions from 6am until midnight during the week, every 30 minutes during peak periods and every hour at off-peak times.

The ITC added that the service is part of the public transport network’s expansion plan, which aims to integrate transportation and encourage the use of bikes and services associated with cycling tracks. The service also celebrates Abu Dhabi’s UCI Bike City status.

For a detailed service schedule please visit the Integrated Transport Centre’s website, use the ‘Darbi’ smart app, or call the Department of Municipalities and Transport’s Service Support Centre toll-free number 800850.