Dedicated bus, taxi lanes to be extended to cover 8 roads. Officials say the project can reduce travel time during peak hours by more than 40 per cent.
09 May 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
Bus journey times in some areas could be slashed by up to 44 per cent, with authorities in Dubai announcing a plan to extend the emirate’s dedicated bus and taxi lanes.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will construct dedicated bus and taxi lanes extending 37km between 2023 and 2027. These lanes cover eight main streets: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Street, 2nd December Street, Amman Street, Al Satwa Road, Al Nahda Street, Omar bin Al Khattab Street and Naif Street.
These will bring the total length of dedicated bus and taxi lanes to 48.6km.
Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA said dedicated bus lanes reduce travel time during peak hours by more than 40 per cent.
“The introduction of this project is expected to reduce bus journey time by 44 per cent on the 2nd December Street; 39 per cent on the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Street and Amman Street; 28 per cent on the Omar bin Al Khattab Street; 27 per cent on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street; 25 per cent on Al Nahda Street; and 18 per cent on Al Satwa Road,” said Al Tayer