Is it safe???
Hello everyone!!! Im soon arriving at Doha (hopefully sooner than I think). I wanted to raise the question: Is it safe to bycicle around Doha?
I don´t want to go through the whole process to get a driving permit, so...I thought I could buy a bycicle. Since Im not really that interested in having a car and on the other hand It´s quite healthy.
What do you think guys? Is it safe and practical to cycle around Doha?
exiledsaint: that made me laugh really hard...
Anyhow, thanks for all the comments. I´ve got the big (and small) picture.
On the move...
Lets face it Evil Kenival would have turned down this stunt as too reckless and when the land crusier does hit you and breaks your legs then be prepared for the police to say it was your fault.
Motorists flash their lights to tell pedestrians to get out of the way. Killing you will make a nice change for most of the car drivers here and something they can joke about in their majalis later.....'Hey I saw this guy trying to bike around town and he slowed me up at a junction for just over one second. I did everyone a favour and ran him over and the reported him to the police.'
Kaburidis---yeah, they'll be staring at your dead body on the side of road.
And they'll be yelling, "What a moron (in whatever language)!
If you're the daredevil type---knock yourself out!
(or you'll get knocked down by someone else) :(
If your workplace is walking distance from your accomodation, it's better to walk instead - it's safer, I used to do that before.
Doha air quality in low, mostly dusty all the time. I'll guarantee you you won't riding your bike during a sand storm...
The problem is I think you’re an overeducated, 27-year-old virgin who holds the hands of superstitious old women and promises them eternity.
It is perfectly safe. People will stop and stare at you, then they'll wave their hands. You will be a star.
I know somebody who's using his bike to and fro his office. He's really into biking though, so he knows how to be on the safe side, but I think luck plays a bigger part here. If you get a kick from adrenaline rush then go ride a bike and enjoy the view of Doha up close. :)
Bring an air conditioned jacket too to wear at 50 Degrees heat.
Listen to Many..Speak to a few.
it's not even safe driving a car here, plenty of crazy mindless drivers around... you might want to think hard about the bicycle thing..
Riding a bicycle in 50+C weather is a real downer too. It's hot (really hot) here for about 6 months of the year.
Bicycle riders are viewed as an obstacle by 99% of drivers and as a target in many cases. It is not safe.
i think you must get also license for bicycle if you will make that as your transpo everyday
You might want to use your bike as recreation, but definitely not as transportation.
You will see when you get here, you need a car to get around - roads here are really not built with cyclists in mind, and most of other drivers have zero respect and tolerance for anything with less than 4 wheels.
Believe me, you will want to have a driving license. :(
its not quiet safe to ride a bicycle around doha due to reckless drivers...but sometimes u can go n try on highways..i hav seen many bicycle riders riding on alkhor highway