The much-awaited Dubai Expo 2020 will begin in October 2021. Millions of people from around the world will be attending the expo. And now, to take things to the next level, Dubai RTA is all set to add 45 kilometres of cycling tracks in the existing network of an approved project for integrated transport and for flexible mobility, around nine Expo 2020 bus stations.
Expo 2020 To Get Nine Bus Stations, 45Km Cycle Track And 226 Pedestrian Paths
Speaking about this, His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said,
“The project encourages the use of environmentally friendly alternative transport such as cycling tracks and pedestrian walking paths as well as public transport means, such as the metro, tram, marine transport and public buses.”
.@rta_dubai has endorsed a project for integrated transport and flexible mobility around 9 Expo 2020 bus stations. RTA shall undertake the project in collaboration with Nakheel, #Dubai Silicon Oasis, TECOM, and Dubai Properties.https://t.co/SJvsnJtSuc pic.twitter.com/zZNcjPSX60
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 12, 2021
The Development Is In Line With Expo’s Sustainability Vision
The project also involves the constructions of 226 pedestrian paths, nine expo bus stations and paths for people of determination at 1,053 points. Dubai Expo 2020’s main highlight is sustainability and keeping that in mind, these additions also aim to improve the surrounding environment through promoting the integration of multi-modal transportation means. Besides the walking track, the RTA is committed to providing residents-friendly infrastructure that’s at par with the requirements of integrated transport and is making effort to ensure smooth access of pedestrians and cyclists.
Furthermore, on this, Al Tayer also added,
“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. It focuses on improving the surrounding environment as it will promote the integration of multi-modal transit means.”
We can’t wait for the EXPO 2020 to begin, what about you?