Masdar City opens the region’s largest pump track, featuring sustainable materials

15 May 2024

Masdar City, an Abu Dhabi-based sustainable urban community, has opened the region’s largest pump track, designed for wheels of all kinds—bicycles, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, and wheelchairs—and it’s made sustainably.

 Located in Masdar Park, the pump track is more than 7,500 square meters of shaded hills, banked turns, and rest areas supporting three tracks totaling more than 500 meters. They are designed for all skill levels, from novice to pro, including people of determination.

 Designed in partnership with Switzerland’s internationally renowned track builder Velosolutions, the track was built up with construction waste from previous Masdar City projects.

 It was also constructed using liquid natural clay (LNC), a solution that conserves water when combined with soil. As part of the project, Masdar City commissioned a seven-month study that included live digital monitoring of the soil moisture around the track in areas that included trees, ground covers, and shrubs. Overall, the project demonstrated water savings of up to 60 percent for trees at certain times of the year and an overall average savings of 40 percent.

 A grand opening event on May 11 featured demos by professional cyclists, community competitions and giveaways, music, and food.


On May 11, Masdar City unveiled the region’s largest pump track in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Park. Spanning over 7,500 square meters and built with sustainable materials, the track is designed for all skill levels and types of wheels. A seven-month study showed water savings of up to 60 percent thanks to the use of liquid natural clay, which conserves water when mixed with soil.

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