The Muscat Municipality has issued a statement to clarify their decision to prevent the entry of bicycles and motorcycles into public parks.
"Bicycles cause risks and disturbance to public comfort and inconvenience the site's visitors. The ban is to avoid its effects on afforestation and damage as a result of the passage of bicycles." - Muscat Municipality
Officials added that they we would like to clarify that the ban decision includes all parks in Muscat governorate.
The decision was implemented in accordance with local order No. 32/97 on the protection of municipal utilities. It includes public parks or public beaches and one of such harmful practices is to drive bicycles, motorbikes or motorcycles.