Underground system is the solution to Dubai’s traffic woes
Traffic jams and road accidents in Dubai would most likely be reduced dramatically if the emirate had an integrated public transport system providing services to commuters, according to Swedish transportation expert Lars Nordstrand.
“There should be no doubt in the minds of all those people living and working in Dubai that using public transport to commute is much smarter and safer than using cars,” said Nordstrand, one of the international industry specialists who will address delegates at Dubai’s Gulf Traffic Convention, in October.
Nordstrand, Business Director of AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL), the authority responsible for all public transport within the capital of Sweden, will outline the advantages of mass transit and public transport and the benefits they bring in the lives of urban dwellers.
According to Nordstrand, an underground system in Dubai would have many advantages due to its high capacity, frequent services and controlled temperatures.
“A Dubai underground system would offer cool temperatures on hot summer days and could provide an attractive inner city transportation alternative for thousands of commuters. Dubai is fast approaching the one million mark in population and other cities of its size, elsewhere in the world, already have, or plan to introduce, underground services, stated Nordstrand.
Government transportation officials and industry heads from 15 countries will attend the Gulf Traffic Convention to map out a blueprint for improved regional traffic management. Road safety, mass transit, ITS and urban planning developments will be the key issues at the multi-national event, to be staged between October 26 – 29, at Dubai’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, alongside Gulf Traffic 2002, the region’s premier vertical exhibition for the transportation sector. — (menareport.com)
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