Dubai Plans to Contruct More Bus and Taxi Lanes

  • Publish date: Monday، 09 May 2022
Dubai Plans to Contruct More Bus and Taxi Lanes
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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed a plan to construct dedicated bus and taxi lanes extending 37 km from 2023-2027.

These lanes cover eight main streets mainly 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 bringing the total length of dedicated bus and taxi lanes to 48.6 km.

"Widening the scope of dedicated bus lanes increases the average bus speed and reduces the travel time during peak hours by more than 40 percent. The introduction of this project is expected to reduce bus journey time by 44 percent on the 2nd December Street, 39 percent on the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Street and Amman Street, 28 percent on the Omar bin Al-Khattab Street, 27 percent on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, 25 percent on Al-Nahda Street, and 18 percent on Al Satwa Road. The project is expected to contribute to a 30 percent increase in public transport riders by 2030 on some streets, and reduce the requirements of additional buses due to the journey time saved," Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said.

Dubai Plans to Contruct More Bus and Taxi Lanes

"The implementation of dedicated bus and taxi lanes plan is a huge success based on the past three phases of the project. It saved about five minutes of journey time of each bus, which improved the bus journey times by about 24 percent. It also improved the satisfaction of bus and taxi riders," added Al Tayer.