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New bridges to make these Dubai areas safer

new bridge, JBR, RTACrossing busy roads in Dubai is about to get easier.

Three hotspots are getting new bridges to improve pedestrian safety.

The crossing we’re most excited about is at a junction Dubai Marina, at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street. With a design inspired by its coastal surroundings, not one but four escalators connect to it.

In December 2019, once the 65-metre bridge is completed, it will provide safer access to JBR and the seafront for the estimated 1,000 people who cross the road at weekends and 2,300 at peak times during the week. There’s no doubt it’s a busy intersection, as Dubai Tram crosses every six minutes and in fact there are two tram stations and one bus stop near by.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which is in charge of the project, says bridges are being built in areas where there have been accidents involving pedestrians, near shopping centres and public transport stops and where there is “intensity of traffic movement.”

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