The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that ten new walkways are going to be built to ensure the safety of the people who want to cross busy highways.
Dubai RTA added that the new bridges will be assembled and constructed in areas where the rate of accidents concerning pedestrians is high and also in places where there is always experiencing heavy traffic.
This undertaking is brought by the RTA’s advocacy to provide ways to enable pedestrians cross the roads safely. The agency stated that the construction works will start between 2015 and 2016 and the bridges will be placed in several important locations where there are plenty of shops and establishments and locations showing
The new bridges will be constructed in some of the vital locations with abundant shops and establishments and areas with a record of high crush and vehicular accidents.
It is said that bridges will be built at Khalid bin Al Waleed Street not far from Rifaa-Saadiyat intersection, two bridges at Bani Yas Street, one in Al Nahda Street, Al Maraabi Street, Al Mankhool Street, Al Ittihad Street, Al Ribat, Latifah bint Hamdan Street and on the Dubai-Al Ain road near the Skycourts buildings.
There was an increase in the number of pedestrian bridges for the past seven years. From 14 in 2006, the number of bridges leaped to 74 in 2011, and it is expected to reach 100 to 120 by the end of 2014.