Dubai Roads implements the flexible mobility project in Al Barsha 1 and 2

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Roads and Transportation Authority (TRA) announced the start of implementation of flexible mobility elements in Al Barsha 1 and 2 in the third quarter of this year and the completion of the project in the third quarter of next year Nasser, Al Souq Al Kabeer, Hor Al Anz, Abu Hail and Al Sabkha, and the number of areas in which flexible mobility is being implemented will increase to 29 by the end of 2026.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transportation Authority, said: The expansion of the project to provide elements of flexible mobility is a culmination of the distinguished results shown by the first phase of the project, which was implemented in the areas of Al Qusais First, Al Mankhool and Al Karama, where the number of bicycle trips increased in the area of ​​Al Qusais first, from 1,173 trips in 2020, to 2,346 trips in 2021, an increase of 100 .%, while the number of trips in the Karama region increased by 23%, and in the Mankhool region by 12%, during the same period, and the percentage of pedestrian satisfaction in the Three regions, for the level of infrastructure development, the provision of elements of safety and flexible mobility 88%, while the satisfaction rate of cyclists was 87%. He indicated that the authority implemented a number of flexible mobility elements to improve infrastructure in the three regions, the most important of which are more than 300 pedestrian crossing areas and nearly 33 kilometers of shared bicycle paths in some areas, and identified almost 52 kilometers of lanes separated by means of transport. Flexible (motorless) mobility with vehicles, and the addition of 2,000 steering and warning panels, in addition to the modification of 77,000 square feet of sidewalks, the implementation of 21 rest areas and seven shaded areas and trails, and offering the demands of determined people, emphasizing that the project contributed to the increase in the total number of bicycle trips.In the Emirate of Dubai during 2021 reached 36 million trips, compared to about 20 million trips in 2020.

The connection of the city

He added: The flexible mobility plan aims to develop a friendly and integrated infrastructure for all by strengthening the link between development projects, attractions and mass transit stations, using individual means of transport such as walking, bicycles and (electric scooters), and developing first- and last-mile requirements, providing the set of transport integration elements and requirements such as bike lanes, pedestrian crossings and rest areas, shaded areas and trails, landscaping, vehicle parking, pick-up and drop-off of passengers, and bicycle parking.

It is worth noting that the Roads and Transportation Authority has conducted a comprehensive study to build a structural plan for vehicle-free transportation in the Emirate of Dubai, which focused on providing the appropriate infrastructure for relatively long and medium trips to ensure safe and easy transport for. all, and the development of a strategy to expand the use of non-traditional means of transport (without engines). -by the road, increase the connection between the components of the city by facilitating mobility between development projects and attractions, develop standards and requirements for the first and last mile and increase the rate of use Non-traditional means of transport (without engines) such as. such as walking and cycling, and the development of a manual of transport integration requirements and standards and its implementation in all RTA projects.

Transportation Integration

The flexible mobility project includes the development of elements of transport integration, namely the requirements of people with determination, elevated pedestrian crossing areas, speed bumps, the definition of bicycle paths of various types and bicycle parking, in addition to installation of road signs and warning signs, modifications of sidewalks and common lanes between vehicles and non-traditional means of transport, as well as the implementation of rest areas that include green areas and places to sit, as well as the implementation of shady areas and corridors that encourage residents to move. around in flexibility, in addition to providing parking for vehicles and places for picking up and disembarking passengers.

The selection of areas in which the flexible mobility project is implemented is based on a number of priorities, including the availability of mass transport, the presence of a high percentage of its users, the population density in those areas, the quality of land use. (residential, commercial, residential / commercial), and situation Existing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure in the area.


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