More foot bridges under study

SHARJAH - The construction of foot bridges and underpasses at Al Ittihad Road as well as roads near public gardens, shopping malls, hospitals and medical centres, mosques, among others in Sharjah, is being studied by the municipality as part of a major plan to build new foot overpasses and subways in the emirate, according to Sultan Al Moala, Head of the Engineering Section at Sharjah Municipality.

By Tarek S. Fleihan

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Published: Mon 18 Aug 2003, 11:52 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:13 PM

In an exclusive interview with Khaleej Times, Mr Al Moala said that there are plans to construct pedestrians subways at Al Mobarak Centre (between Qurtoba and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Bridges ) on Al Arouba Road, and at the Sharjah COOP and Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammad Al Qasimi Mosque (between Al Khalidiya and Al Khan Bridges ).

"The municipality will also construct pedestrian crossings at various roads in accordance with studies on the future development of these areas," he pointed out, clarifying that many standards are usually taken into account by the civic body upon building these crossings.

Mr Al Moala said that the municipality is currently collecting data about different roads in the emirate to determine whether pedestrian crossings are essential. "A comprehensive database would be of a great benefit since it gives a clear idea on the needs of pedestrians. After completing the database, the municipality will execute projects at these roads to ensure safety of pedestrians and upgrade many roads and highways," he said.

Paving roads with interlock bricks, installing traffic lights, and constructing pedestrian crossings will be among the municipality's plans to protect pedestrians from reckless motorists, he added.

"Foot bridges and underpasses for pedestrians will be constructed at roads crowded by pedestrians as well as traffic. The traffic flow at roads will be taken into consideration to determine whether it is adequate to build overpasses, subways, or pedestrian crossings," Mr Al Moala noted.

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