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Old September 30th, 2017, 11:34 AM   #3161
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Constructing entry points to Culture Village from Sheikh Rashid St.




The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has awarded a contract for constructing entry to the Culture Village from the Sheikh Rashid Street costing AED14.87 million in collaboration with Dubai Properties Group.

Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency, RTA, said, “The project aims to link the Culture Village with the surrounding roads network at Al Jaddaf through providing additional entry and exit points in the area. The project is intended to enhance the safety of road users, and ease the traffic congestion on Al Khail Road where the area is witnessing a significant rise in the number of heavy vehicles coupled with growing infrastructural works of projects and buildings in the surrounds.

“A one-lane entry and exit point will be constructed at Sheikh Rashid Street before Al Garhoud Bridge in the direction of Deira. Project works include lighting as well as shifting and protecting the existing utility lines. The project is set for completion during the first quarter of next year. It is part of a host of projects planned and endorsed for easting the traffic flow in line with RTA’s strategic objectives and goals,” added Maitha.
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Dubai’s RTA completes 90% of $18m cycle track project



DUBAI: Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the completion rate in the Cycling and Running Tracks at Mushrif, Midriff and Al Khawaneej Project had reached 90 per cent. He anticipated that the 32 km project would be fully completed as early as this November.

“RTA is planning to construct more cycling tracks extending as long as 234 km during 2018-2021. These lanes will pass through several areas including Al Warqaa, Jumeirah Beach, Nad Al Sheba, Expo 2020, Downtown, Jebel Ali, Al Quoz, Al Karama, Oud Metha, Hor Al Anz, Al Qusais and Al Barsha. This brings the total length of cycling lanes in Dubai to about 500 km by 2021,”

“The construction of the dedicated cycling and running tracks in the Emirate of Dubai is a manifestation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is also an implementation of the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, to provide suitable options for encouraging residents to practice sports exercises and cycling. Our aim is to provide an infrastructure at residential districts that encourages residents to practice sport, in view of its immense health benefits to people. The project is also part of a master plan developed by RTA for providing dedicated cycling and running tracks covering the entire Emirate that can be used as environment-friendly mobility means for cycling enthusiasts. Advanced countries and communities pay much attention to raising the proportion of trips made by walking and cycling sport,” said Al Tayer.

“The project involves the construction of cycling tracks extending 32 km at Mushrif, Midriff and Al Khawaneej along with 2 bridges for the combined use of cyclists & pedestrians on Al Khawaneej and the Academic City Streets costing Dhs67million.

“The selection of these areas was based on several criteria highlighted by the population density, appeal to cyclists and pedestrians, suitability of locations and the traffic safety level. Moreover, lanes have been designed in such a way that ensures the safety and security of cyclists,” explained Al Tayer.


“Over the past years, RTA had constructed biking lanes extending 218 km covering Seih Assalam/Bab Al Shams/Al Qudra Street, Dubai Water Canal, Jumeirah Street, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and Al Mankhool Street. Additionally, RTA is currently undertaking the construction of cycling lanes extending 32 km at Mushrif, Midriff and Al Khawaneej, which are expected to be completed this November.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 11:07 PM   #3163
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Phase I of Parallel Roads Project at the Godolphin vicinity Opened

The first phase of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project at Godolphin vicinity, which comprises two phases costing AED 1 billion has been opened. The project, which is part of the strategic plan of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) for easing the pressure on main roads, is one of the biggest currently being undertaken by the RTA. It spans 108 km starting from Sheikh Rashid Road in the north and ending at the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. It consists of bridges and surface junctions at the intersections of parallel roads with vertical roads extending 42 km.

The project includes improving the existing intersection of Al Meydan and Al Khail Roads. Flyovers have been constructed to ease overlapping traffic and peak hour congestion. It also includes the construction of a two-lane bridge to serve the traffic coming from Al Khail Road in the direction of Sharjah passing through Al Asayel Road up to the intersection of Oud Metha Road. It also includes the provision of direct entry/exit points for the Meydan Development Project in addition to the construction of four underpasses extending 1,150 metres of which 300 metres are covered and the rest are open. The project encompasses the development and diversion of the infrastructure in the area as well as lighting and directional signage works.

The two phases of the Parallel Roads Project aim to ease traffic density by 15% on the Sheikh Zayed Road between the 1st and 2nd Interchanges by providing additional entry/exit points to Business Bay and Burj Khalifa District. This will raise its capacity to 20 thousand vehicles per hour in both directions and enhance the capacity of Meydan Road. It will also shorten the journey time between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road from 12 to 2.5 minutes, and ease the pressure on the Financial Centre Road. Phase 1 and 2 of the Project include the construction of bridges extending 5,665 metres and tunnels extending 2,445 meters.

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In the second quarter of 2016, the RTA started construction works on Phase 2 of the Parallel Roads Project. It covered improvements to the western part of roads parallel to the area extending between Al Meydan Road and the Financial Centre Road across the Business Bay District comprising three to four lanes in each direction. It also covered provision of service roads in both directions in most parts of the project.

Phase 2 also includes the construction of a 240-metre flyover on the intersection of Al Saada Road with Burj Khalifa Boulevard Road, a 535-meter underpass at the intersection of Al Saada and Al Khaleej Roads, and a 500-metre bridge along the extension of Al Saada Road crossing over the Dubai Water Canal (construction completed with the opening of the Dubai Water Canal). It also included the construction of a 420-metre bridge at the intersection of Al Meydan and First Al Khail Roads, a 420-metre tunnel for left-side turns from Al Saada Road to Meydan Road, and a 340-metre underpass for horse crossing at the Godolphin Stables. These works are expected to be completed by the mid of 2018.

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The completion rate of works at the intersection of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road and Sheikh Rashid Road has almost reached 60%. The main bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road is expected to be opened in the first half of 2018.

“The intersection of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road and Sheikh Rashid Road is part of a major project for upgrading the Al Shindagha roads network. The new project is situated at the crossing of Sheikh Rashid Road heading northward towards Al Shindagha, with Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road heading towards the junction of Al Kuwait Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road. The project is undertaken as part of RTA’s master plan for upgrading the network of roads, bridges, crossings and tunnels to accommodate the growing traffic movement and improve mobility throughout Dubai,” said His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

“The project comes as part of the implementation of RTA’s strategic plan for upgrading the infrastructure of the roads network and mass transit systems in Dubai. The plan aims to develop integrated solutions of roads as well as land and marine transport networks that are safe for users, compatible with the comprehensive development plans, address the needs of demographic expansion, and contribute to sustainable development and investment in the Emirate.

The project encompasses the construction of a bridge on the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road and a tunnel on Sheikh Rashid Road as well as a bridge stretching from Umm Harir Road in the direction of Sheikh Rashid Road. The project will result in smooth and free traffic movement from the Trade Center R/A to the intersection of Khalifa bin Zayed Road with Al Kuwait Road where a two-lane bridge will be constructed in each direction. The project also includes the construction of a tunnel on the Sheikh Rashid Road in the direction of the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Road with Al Mankhool Road, comprising four lanes in each direction. It also includes the construction of a signalised junction underneath the bridge, while ensuring free traffic movement for turning from main roads to subsidiary roads as well as free traffic movement through a one-lane flyover stretching from Umm Harir Road to Sheikh Rashid Road,” added Al Tayer.
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RTA Awards Contract For Improvement Of Al Awir Road, Entrance Of International City Project (Phase II) Costing AED193 Million

(3 December 2017)
Al Tayer: The project involves upgrading three intersections, widening Al Manama Street




The Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, has awarded a contract for the Improvement of Al Awir Road, Entrance of the International City Project (Phase II). The Project costs about AED193 million.

“The Project is undertaken in collaboration with Nakheel, the master developer of the International City, in the light of the traffic impacts study commissioned for the International City and the Dragon Mart, especially after the opening of the extension of the Dragon Mart and the anticipated snarls in the area. Phase II of the project encompasses improvements of Al Manama Street and upgrading the efficiency of its intersections namely Al Manama Street-Nouakchott Street, Al Manama Street-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and Al Manama Street-414 Street (Main entrance of the International City),” stated Al Tayer.

Improvement of Intersections

“Construction works in upgrading Al Manama Street-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road intersection include widening the flyover passing over Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from three to four lanes in each direction; which increases the capacity of the bridge from 4500 vehicles per hour to 6000 vehicles per hour. It also covers increasing the number of lanes of slipways extending from Ras Al Khor Road to Sharjah, and from the International City to Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi, from one lane to two lanes. This increase will double the capacity of these lanes from 800 vehicles per hour to 1600 vehicles per hour,” explained Al Tayer.

“Works also include widening Al Manama Street in the area between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and the entrance of the International City from three to six lanes in each direction. This improvement will increase the intake of the road by 1500 vehicles per hour per lane. Al Manama Street will also be widened in the sector from the entrance of the International City to the Academic City Street from two to five lanes in each direction. The widening will enhance the capacity of this street from 3000 vehicles to 7500 vehicles per hour.

“Phase II of the project includes upgrading the intersection of Al Manama Street with the entrance of the International City by converting it into a surface signalised junction enabling free movement in all directions. Works include constructing a flyover of three lanes in each direction to allow traffic to cross freely over Al Manama Street; which will increase the capacity by 4500 vehicles per hour. The existing surface intersection of Al Manama-Nouakchott Streets will be upgraded. Instead of allowing traffic movement from Al Manama Street leftward in the direction of Al Awir Road only, it will be converted to a signalised junction enabling traffic movement in all directions. Works also include the construction of a two-lane flyover to enable free traffic movement from Nouakchott Street leftward in the direction of the International City Street. The project will increase the street capacity by 3000 vehicles per hour,” he further added.

Phase I

At the start of 2016, the RTA commenced construction works in Phase I of Al Awir Road and Entrance of the International City Improvement Project. Completion rate has so far reached 75% in the project, which is expected to be opened in the first quarter of 2018. Phase I of the project includes improvement works of Al Awir Road starting from the intersection of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to the R/A of the Academic City
Street. A free intersection comprising a two-lane flyover will be constructed between Al Awir Road and Nouakchott Street to ensure free movement of traffic coming from Nouakchott Street heading westward to Al Awir Road (in the direction of Dubai city centre). It also provides turns for the traffic running from Al Awir Road to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. The project also includes the construction of service roads in both directions of Al Awir Road to ensure a free traffic and separate it from the traffic of the International City, Dragon Mart and Al Warqaa.

Phase I of the project also encompasses the construction of a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists to ease the movement of pedestrians between Al Warqaa and the International City to the business district such as the Dragon Mart and the Vegetables Market. The primary four R/As inside the International City will be upgraded to signalised junctions, and the existing lane will be widened by adding one or two lanes in specific sectors.
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Al Tayer: The project involves upgrading three intersections, widening Al Manama Street




The Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, has awarded a contract for the Improvement of Al Awir Road, Entrance of the International City Project (Phase II). The Project costs about AED193 million.

“The Project is undertaken in collaboration with Nakheel, the master developer of the International City, in the light of the traffic impacts study commissioned for the International City and the Dragon Mart, especially after the opening of the extension of the Dragon Mart and the anticipated snarls in the area. Phase II of the project encompasses improvements of Al Manama Street and upgrading the efficiency of its intersections namely Al Manama Street-Nouakchott Street, Al Manama Street-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and Al Manama Street-414 Street (Main entrance of the International City),” stated Al Tayer.

Improvement of Intersections

“Construction works in upgrading Al Manama Street-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road intersection include widening the flyover passing over Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from three to four lanes in each direction; which increases the capacity of the bridge from 4500 vehicles per hour to 6000 vehicles per hour. It also covers increasing the number of lanes of slipways extending from Ras Al Khor Road to Sharjah, and from the International City to Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi, from one lane to two lanes. This increase will double the capacity of these lanes from 800 vehicles per hour to 1600 vehicles per hour,” explained Al Tayer.

“Works also include widening Al Manama Street in the area between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and the entrance of the International City from three to six lanes in each direction. This improvement will increase the intake of the road by 1500 vehicles per hour per lane. Al Manama Street will also be widened in the sector from the entrance of the International City to the Academic City Street from two to five lanes in each direction. The widening will enhance the capacity of this street from 3000 vehicles to 7500 vehicles per hour.

“Phase II of the project includes upgrading the intersection of Al Manama Street with the entrance of the International City by converting it into a surface signalised junction enabling free movement in all directions. Works include constructing a flyover of three lanes in each direction to allow traffic to cross freely over Al Manama Street; which will increase the capacity by 4500 vehicles per hour. The existing surface intersection of Al Manama-Nouakchott Streets will be upgraded. Instead of allowing traffic movement from Al Manama Street leftward in the direction of Al Awir Road only, it will be converted to a signalised junction enabling traffic movement in all directions. Works also include the construction of a two-lane flyover to enable free traffic movement from Nouakchott Street leftward in the direction of the International City Street. The project will increase the street capacity by 3000 vehicles per hour,” he further added.

Phase I

At the start of 2016, the RTA commenced construction works in Phase I of Al Awir Road and Entrance of the International City Improvement Project. Completion rate has so far reached 75% in the project, which is expected to be opened in the first quarter of 2018. Phase I of the project includes improvement works of Al Awir Road starting from the intersection of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to the R/A of the Academic City
Street. A free intersection comprising a two-lane flyover will be constructed between Al Awir Road and Nouakchott Street to ensure free movement of traffic coming from Nouakchott Street heading westward to Al Awir Road (in the direction of Dubai city centre). It also provides turns for the traffic running from Al Awir Road to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. The project also includes the construction of service roads in both directions of Al Awir Road to ensure a free traffic and separate it from the traffic of the International City, Dragon Mart and Al Warqaa.

Phase I of the project also encompasses the construction of a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists to ease the movement of pedestrians between Al Warqaa and the International City to the business district such as the Dragon Mart and the Vegetables Market. The primary four R/As inside the International City will be upgraded to signalised junctions, and the existing lane will be widened by adding one or two lanes in specific sectors.
It is great that the entry points at International City finally gets attention. It was way too big an area for the two tiny entry/exit points.

What is a pity is that we aren't hearing anything about when the Green Line extension is happening that should be reaching that area. I would assume that a large proportion of the residents of International City would benefit from better public transport. Once you create the road traffic it would be difficult to have them people shift away from using their cars.

What is the saying? You can't build your way out of traffic?
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Bridge linking Al Khail, Financial Center roads to open in January

One-way bridge from Al Khail Road to Financial Centre Road to open in early January




Dubai: A bridge extending from Al Khail Road to the Financial Centre Road will be opened in early January, the head of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Saturday.
Mattar Al Tayer, RTA's Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, said final touches are being done on the project in preparation for opening.

“The project encompasses the construction of a two-lane one-way bridge extending 1,270 meters at a width of 11 to 15 metres built on single columns crossing over the Dubai Water Canal. The project works include lighting and infrastructure works such as the shifting the impacted utility services like water, electricity, irrigation, sewage and telecommunication lines,” said Al Tayer.
The bridge, which starts from the intersection of Ras Al Khor Road-Al Khail Road, adds two lanes extending 480 meters to the existing road to enable direct flow of traffic from Dubai-Al Ain Road to Al Khail Road via the upper deck of the Financial Center Road.
Works include providing an entry point for the parking terminal of the extension of Dubai Mall.

The project will ease the flow of traffic along the Financial Center Road and surface intersections, thus easing the pressure on the intersections of Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevards, Al Tayer said.
Once opened, the bridge will raise the capacity of the road to 4,500 vehicles per hour during peaking hours, serve several development projects and ease the pressure on the existing roads network, explained Al Tayer.
The construction of the said bridge is intended to accommodate the massive expansion of Dubai Mall.
Expansion works of the mall include constructing a department for fashion besides the existing mall, which adds 75 thousand square meters to the mall area in addition to 25 thousand square meters as parking spaces.
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Will they start to build this bridge this year?? Nice design.
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Airport Road flyover to open Friday

Airport Road expansion project to be ready by March, cutting down travel time to 5 minutes.



Dubai: A major flyover on Airport Road at the Rashidiya interchange will open for traffic on Friday, easing the commute on the busy highway, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Monday.
Airport Road has been undergoing a major upgrade since mid 2016 and is set to complete by March this year, reducing the travel time on the road from 30 minutes to five minutes.

The Dh404 million project is part of a series of infrastructure and mass transit upgrades in Dubai, realising the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021.
“The Airport Road Improvement Project is part of a plan set by the RTA for accommodating the projected growth in the number of passengers using the Dubai International Airport which is expected to shoot up to 92 million passengers by 2020,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.
Once completed, the handling capacity of Airport Road will increase by an extra 5,000 vehicles per hour, reducing the journey time between Mohammad Bin Rashid Interchange to Casablanca interchange from 30 minutes to five minutes, he added.

Al Tayer announced that the Rashidiya Bridge will open for traffic in both directions on January 5. The opening of the flyover from both sides will ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the direction of Deira as well as Al Khawaneej.
The six-lane Rashidiya flyover is expected to reduce waiting time at the interchange from 13 minutes to less than one minute.
Al Tayer also announced that the new bridge at the Casablanca intersection would be ready by the middle of this month.
The Casablanca interchange upgrade includes the construction of an additional single-lane bridge to serve the traffic from Airport Road in the direction of Casablanca Street without waiting at the traffic signal.
It also includes the construction of an alternative road for traffic coming from Al Garhoud providing vehicles direct access to Terminal 1 and 3 of Dubai International Airport, besides increasing the number of lanes of Casablanca Street from three to four.
“The project will reduce the total waiting time at Casablanca Street from three minutes to one minute, and ease tailbacks generated by the overlapping movement of vehicles heading towards Casablanca interchange and those coming from Terminal 1 heading towards Casablanca Street,” added Al Tayer.
He also revealed that the flyover at the junction of Marrakesh street opposite Emirates Airline head office, serving the traffic from Deira would be opened by the end of February 2018. The bridge serving traffic from the Khawaneej side opened to traffic last year.
The entire upgrade will by ready with the completion of Expo and Nad Al Hamar bridges by the end of March.
Work on Nad Al Hamar Road Interchange will include construction of an additional flyover of two lanes in each direction to serve the traffic coming from Nad Al Hamar Road heading towards Airport Road.
The project will ease the current snarls resulting from the overlapping traffic at Nad Al Hamar interchange between the first ramp heading to the left from Nad Al Hamar Road to Airport Road, and the second ramp heading left from Airport Road to Nad Al Hamar Road.
Following the enhancements, the road will transform into a freeway, allowing free-flowing movement of vehicles from both directions.
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220 free parking slots for electric cars

Dh1,000 fine for regular vehicles for occupying electric car slots.







Dubai: About 220 free parking slots will be reserved for electric vehicles (EVs) across Dubai in 2018, The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed to Gulf News on Monday.
Part of a wide-ranging incentives programme encouraging residents to opt for greener modes of transport, the project will ensure that all paid parking zones in Dubai have free parking slots, too, for EVs.

Being implemented in two phases, phase one of the project has already seen 70 slots allocated at several locations including on Shaikh Zayed Road.
The RTA told Gulf News that 40 locations will have parking slots reserved for EVs.
Also, the EV parking slots are clearly marked to make sure other motorists don’t misuse the facility.

According to an RTA spokesperson, the slots are only for those using EVs and any misuse will come with a fine of Dh1,000.
Green mobility is part of the UAE’s wider goal of ushering in the Green Economy by 2021 and Dubai has taken a lead in paving the way for greener roads with a wide array of initiatives including some for EVs last year.
In September 2017, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced that new electric vehicle buyers will be able to charge their vehicles for free at charging stations until 2019.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has already installed 100 charging stations at various locations in the city and the authority is planning to set up 100 more charging stations next year.
Besides free parking, the incentives also include free registration and annual renewal fees for electric vehicle as well as a free Salik tag and a licence plate sticker identifying the vehicle as an EV.
The green mobility programme will also see the RTA replacing 50 per cent of the city’s taxi fleet with eco-friendly vehicles by 2021. Currently, around 20 per cent of the taxis are hybrid.
Besides rolling out hybrid taxis as well as fully electric Tesla vehicles as taxis, Dubai also has an electric public transport bus on trial.
DEWA estimates that Dubai will have around 32,000 EVs by 2020, including 10 per cent of all Dubai government’s fleet of vehicles.
At a federal level, the Emirates Authority for Standaridisation and Metrology (ESMA) recently issued the EV regulation that standardises the sale and operation of EVs in the country.
Promoting the wider use of EVs, 50 charging stations are also being planned in the Northern Emirates.
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Jafza North and Jafza South linked across Shaikh Zayed Road

The bridge will make it easier to move goods between Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone and Al Maktoum International Airport




Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has opened the “Jafza Bridge” for traffic, linking Jafza North and Jafza South across Sheikh Zayed Road, the zone said in a statement on Saturday.

The bridge, built in collaboration with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will make it easier to move goods between Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone and Al Maktoum International Airport.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmad bin Sulayem said: “The DP World group continues to attract more foreign investments and maintain the competitiveness of the port and the free zone globally with focus on innovative development of the global supply chain to strengthen the country’s position as a regional and global business hub, facilitate trade movement and open up new markets for companies operating from the Free Zone in Dubai.”
Bin Sulayem said that the Dubai Logistics Corridor reduces the time taken for moving cargo between land, sea and air to less than an hour, shortens the distance and eases traffic congestion, ultimately leading to reduced carbon emissions. Additionally it reduces the cost of logistics and transport and plays a significant role in enhancing trade movement, linking Dubai with the world and facilitating DP World customers’ easy access to their target markets.
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Cycling tracks to open in Dubai next month




Cycling tracks stretching 32km in the Mushrif, Mirdif and Al Khawaneej areas in Dubai will be open for the public early next month, according to a transport official.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of the Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) said that the Dh67m-project includes the construction of two bridges for the combined use of cyclists and pedestrians over the Al Khawaneej and Academic City streets.

“We aim to provide residential districts with an infrastructure that encourages residents to practice sports as it has immense health benefits to people,” he said.

The project is part of a master plan by the RTA to provide dedicated cycling and running tracks as long as 234km from 2018 to 2021.

These tracks will pass through several areas including Al Warqaa, Jumeirah Beach, Nad Al Sheba, the Expo 2020 site, Downtown, Jebel Ali, Al Quoz, Al Karama, Oud Metha, Hor Al Anz, Al Qusais and Al Barsha.

Cycle tracks extending 218km were constructed over the past years covering the Seih Assalam, Bab Al Shams and Al Qudra Street as well as the Dubai Water Canal, Jumeirah Street, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and Al Mankhool Street.

By 2021, the total length of cycle tracks in Dubai will reach around 500km.

“The selection of these areas was based on several criteria highlighted by the population density, appeal to cyclists and pedestrians, suitability of locations and the traffic safety level," Mr Al Tayer said. "Moreover, tracks are designed in such a way that ensures the safety and security of cyclists."
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RTA and Sustainable City sign MoU to operate autonomous vehicles



dubai - The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Sustainable City Project have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the operation of autonomous vehicles within the facilities of the project situated in Dubai Land, Al Qudra Road, starting from February.

Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency and deputy chairman of Autonomous Vehicles Committee and Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers - developer of The Sustainable City Project - signed the MoU at the RTA head office.

"The MoU underscores the RTA's commitment to engage in partnerships with the public and private sectors to realise its strategic, smart mobility objectives. It reflects the cooperation and partnership between the RTA and Sustainable City and supports the Smart City initiative as well as our government directives to transform 25 per cent of public transport means into driverless transit modes by 2030. The MoU calls for studying the location of operating the autonomous vehicle in The Sustainable City project in Dubai Land, Al Qudra Road, and providing the infrastructure needed for the start of operation," added Al Ali.

Faris Saeed, said: "We are pleased with the enhanced strategic cooperation with the RTA in supporting the Dubai Government. The integrated efforts of the public and private sectors and the exchange of experiences in support of sustainable development that conserves the environment will serve the joint interests of making Dubai the best destination for living and business."

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