Sharjah Municipality launches bicycle patrols on beaches

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Sharjah: Sharjah Municipality has launched bicycle patrols for the beaches of the city of Sharjah and green spaces in order to educate its users and urge them to adhere to preventive measures. The movement aims to enhance its monitoring and awareness role on beaches and green spaces.

Thabit Al Turaifi, Director General of Sharjah City Municipality launched the first stage, which included five patrols and they were launched from the main building in Al Musalla area. A number of municipality staff attended the ceremony.

Al Turaifi said that the bicycle patrols enhance the monitoring role of the municipality on the beaches of Sharjah, which is characterised by the availability of special lanes for such bicycles, through which the municipality promotes awareness among the public of the importance of adhering to all the instructions and

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Parking lots at state beaches are closing to reduce further spread of the coronavirus

State officials said DCR will open some seasonal state parks early and expand access at other parks to provide other open space opportunities for people to enjoy as an alternative.

Starting Friday, there will be early openings at Ashland State Park, Willard Brook State Forest in West Townsend, Dunn State Park in Gardner, Pittsfield State Forest, and Rutland State Park. There will also be expanded access to Hopkinton State Park, Cochituate State Park in Natick, Robinson State Park in Agawam, and Wompatuck State Park in Hingham.

DCR officials are also urging people to check the Massachusetts State Parks COVID-19 Updates webpage before visiting any state park property.

“State parks and associated parking areas remain open at this time; however, the public is asked to visit state parks and other open space properties that are located near their homes to ensure social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19,” officials said

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