Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prince of Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, honored institutions, companies and individuals who won the 12th cycle of the Dubai Sustainable Transportation Award 2021, one of the Roads and Transportation Authority’s initiatives to motivate the public and private sectors to contribute to the adoption of sustainable solutions, to reduce traffic congestion, to preserve the environment and raise the levels of transport safety.
During the ceremony, His Highness and the attendees watched a film about the award, emphasizing his efforts to promote the preservation of the environment and natural resources, through rationalization and optimal use of energy, as well as the application of principles of sustainable development such as shapes the future of man and his healthy environment, by consolidating the concept of mass transport to reduce the carbon footprint.
The director of Speck & Associates, a design and urban consulting firm, Jeff Speck, a city planner and architectural designer, reviewed the city’s pedestrian specifications, which include essential elements for achieving a pedestrian-friendly environment, including mixing the uses of land, to provide integrated residential neighborhood services and parking sharing for vehicles, in addition to elements of increasing public transport service and providing safe and comfortable pedestrian paths.
Speck noted the need to encourage walking as one of the options for sustainable mobility and to re-plan and design cities in line with the modern trend of sustainable cities, pointing to some pioneering models in encouraging residents to walk, including what New York City witnessed from the conversion of several bridges into long-distance pedestrian parks.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by the General Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Authority, Mattar Al Tayer, honored the winners in the various award categories.
The total number of participants reached 140, divided into five main categories and seven separate categories. The Ajman Transport Authority won first place in the mobility management category for an on-demand bus service, and the Tramawy Rabat-Salé Company. Second place And this was for the tram system in the city of Rabat and the Municipality of Greater Amman won the third joint place for the Amman and DP World bus service, for the real time system in the country.
In the category of mobility security, the Municipality of Dubai won first place for the project to support mobility safety and security for the municipal vehicle fleet, and the Education Transport Development Development Company in Saudi Arabia came in second place for the initiative to increase safety and security in the transportation education process and the Abu Dhabi Integrated Transportation Center won third place, for the initiative to reduce the number of accidents resulting from leaving a sufficient safety distance while driving.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also honored DP World, which won first place in the environmental conservation category, for the initiative to turn fuel trucks into battery trucks, and Etihad Rail won second place for the environment. the project sustainability initiative and third place went to the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), for the Future Stations fuel station initiative.
In the category of initiatives related to settled people, the KGL Passenger Transport Services Company won first place for the initiative to facilitate free transport for displaced people, the elderly and children under the age of ten, as added value and facilities . offered on buses for settled people Mwasalat Misr won Second Place, for material facilities for people of determination on buses, and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Dubai, came in third place for the initiative to provide all the requirements of determined people, in buildings and means of transport, and in the category of the leading city in the field of sustainable transport, the Municipality of Aman i Madh, won first place, it presented a model document that explains the various elements to make it a world leader in transport stable.
His Highness honored the winners in the Special Awards category, where Maitha Al Muhairi, Yara Tilawi and Sarah Noman from Sharjah University won the Best Student Project / Research Award, for outstanding research in the field of transport sustainability, which offered realistic scientific solutions. to reduce the environmental impact of maritime transport In Dubai, and in second place, Shamma Ali Al-Suwaidi and Fatima Butti Al-Suwaidi, of Sharjah University, for research on energy saving for street lighting by moving vehicles, and third: Muhammad Al-Kathiri, Abdullah Al-Yasi and Abdullah Al-Kaabi, from Sharjah Institute of Science and Technology and for a research to facilitate vehicle parking for settled people, and in the category of best academic research project , Khalid Hamad and Lubna Obaid, from Sharjah University, won first place, and Sishan Hamid from Fujairah High College of Technology came in second and Juliette Martinez came third from Middlesex University, Dubai.
The ceremony included honoring the winners in the Best Sustainability Partner category, which was won by Etihad Railways, and the award for Best Sustainability Contractor was shared by Acciona, for its role within the coalition. the implementation of the Route 2020 project for the Dubai Metro, while the award for the best consultant in the field of Security and Sustainability, for Parsons Systra.
Media, Manal Ibrahim Mohammed, from the Security Media Department at the Dubai Police General Command, won the award for Best Journalist, for her role in transferring knowledge and promoting ideas and strategies in implementing security principles in traffic and presentation of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport.
His Excellency also honored the members of the awards jury, chaired by Dr. Hamdan Al Shaer, and sponsoring institutions and companies for the 12th session of the Dubai Sustainable Transport Award.
Mattar Al Tayer highlighted the success of the Dubai Sustainable Transportation Award, during its previous sessions, in spreading and consolidating awareness among individuals and institutions, encouraging them to devise practical solutions for enriching the sustainable transportation system and spreading within society, increasing the productivity of individuals and preserving natural and environmental resources for future generations.
He said that the award witnessed a continuous development in the working mechanism, in line with the extraordinary development in the projects and initiatives of the authority, as well as the expansion of participation in the award, to provide an opportunity for the largest number of government and half -Government bodies and institutions and private sector companies, to contribute to the development of sustainable transport in the UAE, together with the efforts made by the Authority in this field.
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