VIDEO: Commuting made easier around Dubai bus stations


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed a project for integrated transport and flexible mobility around 9 Expo 2020 bus stations.

The RTA will undertake the project in collaboration with Nakheel, Dubai Silicon Oasis, TECOM, and Dubai Properties.

“The project aims to encourage the use of environmentally friendly alternative transport means such as cycling tracks and encouraging public to use pedestrian walking paths as well as public transport means, such as the metro, tram, marine transport and public buses,” said His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority.

The project includes the enhancement and implementation of mobility and connectivity standards around 9 Expo 2020 bus stations at Al Baraha, Al Ghubaiba, Al Jafiliya, Business Bay 2, Dubai Silicon Oasis, International City, Palm Jumeirah, Etisalat and the Union bus stations.

It will add 45 km to the cycling tracks network, 226 additional pedestrian paths and 857 dropped kerbs.

In addition, additional paths will be built for people of determination at 1053 points, alongside the implementation of a host of speed-reducing measures such as bumps, shared cycling and pedestrian tracks, shared cycling and vehicles lanes, roadside parking slots, and wider pedestrian pavements.