The dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Dubai are a successful global practice that insists people to ride public transport rather than the privately owned vehicles. As seen in several metropolitan cities in the US and Europe dedicated bus and taxi lanes reduce the customer journey time, increase the compliance with the on-time bus departures, and encourages the public to use mass transport means, and further reducing the direct and indirect operational costs as well as pollutions.
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Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said:
“Widening the scope of Dubai’s dedicated bus lanes increases the average bus speed and reduces the travel time during peak hours by more than 40 per cent. Moreover, the introduction of this project is expected to reduce the bus journey time by 44 per cent on the 2nd December Street, 39 per cent on the Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Street and Amman Street, 28 per cent on the Omar bin Al-Khattab Street, 27 per cent on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, 25 per cent on Al Nahda Street, and 18 per cent on Al Satwa Road.”