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Creek extension - through Safa and Jumeirah

Old Apr 20th 2007, 5:38 am
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http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10119562.html

Ahhh the RTA and the government shatter the peace and quiet of another settled neighbourhood.

Razing a few roads, villas (looks like the extension will eat into Safa Park and go straight through Lloyds TSB as well) and more countless months and months of construction work.

For what benefit? Presumably Dubai Properties will slip a few 'waterside luxury developments' in the land which has been cleared...
 
Old Apr 20th 2007, 5:42 am
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shocking...and more chaos...
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
shocking...and more chaos...
It's getting worse by the day! So we will be able to absail from the creek up to the co-op in Jumeirah!
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It's been planned for over a year now. I was told over 300 homes would be flattened, although compensation would be favourable.

And Lloyds TSB are happy as they wanted to move, now they get a chunk of cash for doing so.
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it is going to be a complete mare...why oh why can't they just leave things alone...

Does it mean Safa park will disappear then?

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
it is going to be a complete mare...why oh why can't they just leave things alone...

Does it mean Safa park will disappear then?

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I saw the plans a while back, and it showed the extension going through SZR...should be interesting!
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Old Apr 20th 2007, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
It's getting worse by the day! So we will be able to absail from the creek up to the co-op in Jumeirah!
The Coopy in Jumeirah has the best Mish in town- a must have for all camping trips and BBQ's.
This is a very valuable contribution to the creek extension thread.
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Originally Posted by Desert Dweller View Post
The Coopy in Jumeirah has the best Mish in town- a must have for all camping trips and BBQ's.
This is a very valuable contribution to the creek extension thread.
What's a mish?

Have they worked out how to cross / go under SZR yet? I work right next to this - it's going to be madness. Although it might be kind of cool once it's finished....

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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
I saw the plans a while back, and it showed the extension going through SZR...should be interesting!
it's going to go under the SZR apparently!! this place is bonkers!
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it's going to go under the SZR apparently!! this place is bonkers!
Would have expected it to go over - another gold star for Dubai, having a waterway that flows upstream.
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The decision to extend it was taken a year ago (a la the plans) but they had stalled six months ago because in true Dubai style, they hadn't actually planned how they were going to actually get the creek under SZR, reached that point and had to stop.

The map provided by the RTA seems to hint at it going under the SZR.

All in all, utter chaos and multi-billion dollar expenditure for very very little gain. The impact a few water buses will have on the traffic problem in Dubai is negligible. It's the same as the metro which will simply localise the problem.

It seems obvious to me that the solution is:

1, Quadruple the number of buses and bus routes, keep the buses running 20 hours a day. Each route should have a bus every 10 minutes
2, Introduce bus and carpool only lanes on the major arteries (SZR, Al Khail, Emirates, Al Wasl). THEN introduce road tolling.
3, Tax the sales of new cars.
4, Sell season tickets and monthly passes for integrated public transport
5, Start building developments in the hundreds and hundreds of vacant sandlots they have in the centre of Dubai instead of waterfront/stretching out 20km into the desert.
6, Change the traffic laws so they actually penalise people, and enforce them.
 
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
we will be able to absail from the creek up to the co-op in Jumeirah!
How??
 
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How??
cos this 'waterway' goes from the creek to the beach in jumeirah?? just missing the Co-op???

Or do I need to go back to the girl guides for map reading lessons
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Originally Posted by Desert Dweller View Post
The Coopy in Jumeirah has the best Mish in town- a must have for all camping trips and BBQ's.
This is a very valuable contribution to the creek extension thread.
What on earth is a Mish? Sounds Lebo..
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
cos this 'waterway' goes from the creek to the beach in jumeirah?? just missing the Co-op???

Or do I need to go back to the girl guides for map reading lessons
oh ok...you know that abseiling is scaling down the side of a sheer face (cliff, wall etc)
 

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