A brand new 4-way footbridge has been accomplished and is able to use in Dubai Marina. Residents and vacationers can discover this pedestrian bridge on the intersection of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Road with Al Gharbi Road on the entrance of Dubai Marina (close to JBR), the bridge has 4 escalators linking the 4 sides of the junction.

The bridge has a novel design which works nicely with the city structure panorama of the JBR and Dubai Marina neighborhood.

This junction can deal with roughly 8000 individuals per hour in all instructions as throughout peak hours in every route, it’s utilized by as a lot as 2300 individuals and 2000 autos.

Under are some footage of what individuals can count on from the 4-way junction bridge. Pictures shared by Dubai Media Workplace

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened as we speak (Saturday) a 4-directional pedestrian bridge thought-about the primary of its type in Dubai. Situated on the intersection of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Road with Al Gharbi Road on the entrance of Dubai Marina (close by the JBR), the bridge has 4 escalators linking the 4 sides of the junction. The bridge boasts of a novel design echoing the city structure of the neighbourhood and coastal areas. It stretches 75 metres and handles about 8000 individuals per hour in all instructions.

“The development of pedestrian bridges in Dubai is a manifestation of the imaginative and prescient of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to carry happiness to individuals and transfer to a sustainable transport mannequin characterised by minimal air pollution to the setting. It additionally echoes the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Government Council, to make Dubai a bicycle-friendly metropolis. Some footbridges are fitted with bike racks and biking lanes. The development of such bridges can also be a part of the site visitors security technique concentrating on zero-fatality fee to rank Dubai amongst the world’s most secure cities in site visitors security by 2021,” stated Al Tayer.

“This pedestrian bridge options an iconic architectural design that provides to the enchantment of Dubai Marina space, a key vacation spot for guests and sea-goers that provides a novel expertise for residents and guests of Dubai.

“The design of the bridge frontage is impressed by the city nature of the world with a form and color that match nicely with the sample of surrounding buildings. The curved form of the bridge emulates the coastal areas in nice concord with the neighbourhood. The bridge allows pedestrians to maneuver freely between the 4 sides of the junction, thus avoiding any cease at gentle indicators,” famous Al Tayer.

“Setting up a footbridge of this magnitude on the Marina has been prompted by a bunch of issues. The junction is utilized by as a lot as 2300 individuals and 2000 autos throughout peak hours in every route. Greater than 1000 individuals cross the junction to move to the JBR throughout weekends. Furthermore, Dubai Tram crosses the intersection each six minutes. The world accommodates two Tram stations and one bus cease, and there aren’t any pedestrian crossings close by,” defined RTA Director-Common and Chairman.

“RTA attaches particular consideration to pedestrians’ security and has been eager on offering secure pedestrian crossing means since inception. It has commissioned site visitors research and concluded to a bunch of parameters to function pointers for choosing the places of footbridges in Dubai. These determinants embody the site visitors depth, variety of pedestrian incidents and fatalities, pace restrict, variety of lanes, the depth of motion of individuals between the 2 sides of the road, and the gap to the closest pedestrian crossing. Components dictating the development of pedestrian bridges additionally embody the places of public bus stops, markets and public & personal entities along with run-over hotspots,” he continued.

Al Tayer known as on residents, residents and guests to make use of pedestrian bridges and subways when crossing streets. He additionally known as on motorists to watch the pace limits and slow-down at pedestrian crossings for his or her security and the protection of street customers.

The variety of footbridges constructed in Dubai soared from 13 bridges in 2006 to 129 bridges by the tip of 2020. RTA plans to construct different 36 footbridges throughout 2021-2026; which can carry the overall variety of pedestrian bridges to 165 bridges. In 2018 and 2019, RTA constructed three footbridges on the Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road, Al Khawaneej Road and Al Maraabi Road. Within the following two years (2020 and 2021), RTA will full the development of 9 footbridges at very important places in Dubai. It stays to be stated that RTA efforts to enhance pedestrians’ security contributed to lowering pedestrian fatalities in Dubai by 76.6% between 2007 and 2019.