Pedestrians seek more zebra strips

DUBAI - Pedestrians in Dubai have called on the RTA to earmark more zebra crossings for them to cross the roads. Most of the roads, particularly the highways, don’t have many pedestrian crossings, they say.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 2 Aug 2008, 1:57 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:59 PM

"There are many roads where we don’t find many crossings. One has to walk for a long distance to find a designated crossing. Shaikh Zayed Road is one of the examples. In summers, people cannot walk for such a long distance due to the heat and humidity. The frustration forces them to take a risk. The RTA should first consider the construction of more pedestrian and zebra crossings," said Abu Kashif, an Iranian.

Talking to Khaleej Times earlier, a senior RTA official said that there were plans to construct pedestrian bridges on highways as well as on arterial roads in Dubai.

"Deciding on the location of these bridges depends on the demand level as well as the number of accidents at the location. There will be 47 more pedestrian bridges as part of the Dubai Metro Project. Of this, 29 bridges will be ready with the Red Line launch in 2009 and 20 bridges would come up as part of the Green Line in 2010," he said.

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