Soft Mobility Expansion Planned

Dubai Media Office

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will expand the Soft Mobility Project to Al Barsha 1 and Al Barsha 2 in the third quarter of this year.

Additionally, soft mobility elements will be added in Al Ras, Al Bateen, Al Daghaya, Eyal Nasser, Al Souq Al Kabeer, Hor Al Anz, Abu Hail and Al Sabkha, bringing soft mobility to 29 districts by the end of 2026.

The soft mobility project improves integrated transport to serve the needs of people of determination, constructing raised pedestrian crossings, specifying all types of cycling tracks, providing bike racks, installing directional and cautionary signs, adjusting pavements and more.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority said, “The expansion in providing soft mobility elements project culminates the excellent results of the initial phase of the project, which covered Al Qusais 1, Al Mankhool and Al Karama. The number of cycling trips at Al Qusais 1 doubled from 1173 journeys in 2020 to 2346 journeys in 2021. During the same period, the number of cycling trips increased by 23% at Al Karama and 12% at Al Mankhool. Pedestrians satisfaction with the improvement of the infrastructure as well as safety elements and soft mobility in the three districts clocked 88%, whereas the satisfaction rating of cyclists hit 87%."

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