The bus lane in Bur Dubai, Dubai.


Dubai’s Satwa Road, 7 other streets to have dedicated bus lane, taxi lane


DUBAI – Dubai will construct dedicated bus lanes and taxi lanes stretching 37km in eight streets, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Sunday (May 8).

The five-year construction plan is expected to begin in 2023 and will cover Al Satwa Road, 2nd December Street, Naif Street, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Street, Amman Street, Al Nahda Street and Omar bin Al Khattab Street.

“As seen in several metropolitan cities in America and Europe dedicated bus and taxi lanes reduce journey time, increase the compliance with the on-time bus departures, encourage public to use mass transport means, improve the taxi arrival time, and reduce the direct and indirect operational costs as well as pollutions,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

The introduction of this project is expected to reduce bus journey time by 44 percent on the 2nd December Street, 39 percent on the Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah Street and Amman Street, 28 percent on the Omar bin Al Khattab Street, 27 percent on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, 25 percent on Al Nahda Street, and 18 percent on Al Satwa Road.

Currently, Dubai has a dedicated bus lane in the Bur Dubai area. ICA/Expat Media

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