Air-Conditioned Pedestrian Network: Another Step towards Green Dubai

Another step towards Green Dubai. A network of air-conditioned crossings and subways will not only keep diseases at bay but also enable public move around in hot weather depending less on vehicles.

The Dubai Road and Transport Authority will be linking up major buildings through air-conditioned walkways in some areas. These buildings will also be linked using covered walkways with main roads as well as Dubai Metro stations to increase pedestrian mobility.

“The strategy will minimize the reliance on vehicles for short trips, and accordingly cut short road congestion as well as pollution in the emirate.

“Walking is one of the safe modes of mobility, which has good health benefits. It is also an economical mode of mobility that saves time compared to vehicles, particularly in congested places and during peak times,” said Abdul Mohsen Ebrahim Younes, Chief Executive Officer of the RTA’s Strategy and Corporate Support Services.

The new arrangement will also bring down the nuisance of jaywalkers whose numbers are on the rise in the Emirate. Statistics provided by Dubai police in August this year shows some 1,022 jaywalkers have been fined in Dubai from January until the end of July.

Currently, pedestrian crossings are under construction at Abu Hail Road, Beirut Road, Umm Suqeim Road, Airport Road, Casablanca Road and Abu Baker Al Siddiqi Road.

More crossings will be built on Emirates Road, Shaikh Zayed Road, Damascus Road, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, Salahuddin Road, Baniyas Road, Al Rashid Road, Zabeel Road, Al Wasl Road, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road and Al Rabbat Road.

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18 thoughts on “Air-Conditioned Pedestrian Network: Another Step towards Green Dubai

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  • October 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Air conditioned pedestrian network surely is a great advantage for mobility amongst pedestrian. This ensures protection form the heat while encouraging people to do healthy walk around the city. The issue of reducing the use of vehicles which uses much gas is reduced although the electrical cost of running the air-conditioning units and escalators should also increase the demand in producing electricity. A green solution to electrical energy generation should also be incorporated to this project to be totally green!

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