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The goal of Dubai Urban Plan 2040 is to facilitate mobility throughout the city: RTA top official

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The Dubai Urban Plan 2040 that was reported in March means to bring 55% of the population inside 800 meters of Metro stations.

A high ranking representative from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Sunday that the arrangement expects to make mobility easier across the city.

This came as Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, led the 6th gathering of the Dubai Future Council for Transportation.

He had before said that the arrangement to bring the greater part of Dubai inhabitants inside the area of a Metro station would be executed with another idea called transit-oriented development (TOD).

Under the arrangement, population thickness encompassing Metro stations will be expanded by re-drafting plots and uses inside 800 meters.

“Also, other arranging and monetary impetuses will permit these spaces to oblige the expanded population thickness through private-public associations and development.”

On Sunday, Al Tayer said that the RTA plans to grow the absolute length of cycling paths to 668km by 2025.

Dubai is probably the quickest city to recapture public transport ridership to pre Covid-19 levels, Al Tayer added.

“Data delivered by the International Association for Public Transport (UITP) showed that Dubai was among the world’s quickest urban communities in recapturing public transport ridership to pre-Covid-19 levels,” said Al Tayer.

“The positive pointers and careful steps that RTA had executed mirror the reclamation of riders’ trust in the degree of wellbeing and security of public transport implies. Indeed, the security of public transport riders is a main concern for Dubai and the RTA.

“Our groups are persistently observing pandemic developments and auditing defensive measures occasionally to guarantee that actions are pertinent and powerful, other than planning with the boards of trustees concerned and parties in Dubai Government,” he added.

In March, His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had disclosed the driven Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, with the objective set at making it the best city to live in the world.


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