Dubai opens new footbridges in road safety push


Two new footbridges have opened in Dubai's Ras Al Khor area as part of the emirate's ongoing efforts to enhance traffic safety.

One of the bridges links Creek Harbour and Ras Al Khor Industrial Area, while the other one is located on Ras Al Khor Road, directly across Marhaba Mall and Wasl Complex in Nadd Al Hamar.

The new bridges have dedicated bike racks and also feature hi-tech electromechanical, firefighting and remote monitoring systems.

The move is part of the Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) broader initiative to construct seven footbridges across the city, as announced earlier this year.

"The locations of footbridges are chosen according to key parameters that include pedestrian incident spots, traffic intensity and the movement of people between the two sides of the street as well as the distance to the nearest pedestrian crossing, locations of public bus stops, markets, commercial centres, and government and private entities," said Abdulla Al Ali, CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency at the RTA.

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