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Pedestrian-Friendly Roads Planned for Dubai

19/1/2016

Route 2020 project aims at streamlining the traffic movement and making it friendlier to pedestrian traffic.

Route 2020 project aims at streamlining the traffic movement and making it friendlier to pedestrian traffic.

The traffic on the entire Al Wasl Road will soon go only in one direction of Burj Al Arab, and the entire Jumeirah Road will have traffic flowing in the direction of 2nd of December Road. The project aims at streamlining the traffic movement and making it friendlier to pedestrian traffic on both roads, besides enhancing the business activities at both roads.  

A coordinative meeting between the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Dubai Police officials was held to discuss improvement works of Al Wasl and Jumeirah roads project, improvement of roads around the International City Project, Route 2020 Project for extending the Red Line of the Dubai Metro to World Expo site, safety issues of the Dubai Tram, and the Management of Traffic Accidents Project.  

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, discussed Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads Project involving the diversion of all the four traffic lanes of Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads in a clockwise manner.  

Discussions also covered the Improvement of Roads around the International City Project, where entry and exit points of the city, especially at Al Awir and Al Manama Road. The project will be undertaken in two phases: the first covers the improvement of Al Awir Road and bridges leading to the International City, and the second covers the improvement and widening of Al Manama Road. The meeting also reviewed measures taken by RTA at three vital junctions of the Dubai Tram.

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