Residents and tourists in Dubai will now find it easier to cross the roads in the Emirate
4 November 2018| Last updated on 8 November 2018
This new projects hopes to make crossing the city’s streets easier and safer
After a decision by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai will begin constructing new paths for pedestrians in Dubai.
The decision was agreed to build three new pedestrian footbridges in Dubai and hopes to ensure the safety of those crossing the streets in the emirate.
The new pedestrian crossings hope to accomplish three things in Dubai:
- 1. Lessen the number of jaywalking
- 2. Enhance traffic safety
- 3. Ensure the safety of pedestrians
Announced by RTA on Saturday, the three bridges will be located in some of Dubai’s heavy pedestrian locations, including the following:
- King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street in Marina
- Khaled Bin Al Waleed Street next to Rif’aa street
- Arabian Ranches Street near Al Asayel intersection
The following three locations were chosen based on the number of run-over accidents, intensity of traffic, movement of pedestrians in location and available pedestrian crossings – all of which are taken into consideration to help ease accidents and traffic in those three areas.
And the planned bridges to come are uniquely designed, especially the one to be placed in Marina – it will link four sides of a junction with the Western Street of JBR and Marina.
It will extend from the existing bridge by 65 metres and will accommodate 4,000 people per hour.
RTA also announced that the completion of this pedestrian project will be done by December 2019.
Pedestrians are always urged to used pedestrian bridges, crossings and traffic lights when crossing the streets in Dubai – as jaywalking is illegal and can cause fatal accidents.
Motorists are also advised to slow down when driving around pedestrian crossings for the safety of people on the streets.