The problem of lack of bike paths in urban areas is a common problem with the increase in the number of riders. Riding the bikes in the main roads due to the lack of cycling tracks affects negatively on the urban area, its residents, visitors, and in many other aspects. To solve this problem, this study examines the design of a solar-powered cycling path in one of the areas of Umm Al Quwain city that located in the northern region of the United Arab Emirates. The research included secondary data sources derived from best practices research for solar-powered cycling paths outside the UAE. The result of this study includes the effectiveness of the use of solar-powered cycling paths/lanes. The project identifies a suitable area in Umm Al Quwain city to implement the mobility systems and make this idea the beginning of the launch of Umm Al Quwain city towards the concept of smart cities.

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Document Type

Master's Project

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Degree Name

Professional Studies (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Graduate Programs & Research (Dubai)


Sanjay Modak

Advisor/Committee Member

Giovanna Potesta


RIT Dubai