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Old Apr 12th 2005, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jammy_Dodgers
Courtesy of Arabian Business Magazine.

Dubai is planning a series of radical measures to combat traffic following revelations in Arabian Business that Sheikh Zayed Road needs to be expanded to 30 lanes in each direction to accomodate the growth in the Emirates traffic.

According to a govermental review, 7000 new vehicles hit the road each month. This means that on average 227 cars are added to the roads each day, adding up to 84,000 a year.

Traffic from the completed Palm Jumeirah alone will be 8000 vehicles per hour during peak morning and evening hours.


Projects to each the traffic congestion:

A fourth creek crossing in the Jadaf area.
Widening of Emirates road from 3 to 5 lanes.
Improving SZR interchanges 5 to 8
Widening of Garhoud bridge to 6 lanes.
They certainly need to stop the current practice of springing new buildings out of wasteland and start tidying the place up a bit. Ok I know this probably applies more to the Sharjah end.
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Old Apr 12th 2005, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by BurpusMe
It's almost as if the urban planners of this Emirate have never been to a big city before. SZR seems inadequate and kinda useless.

Until we can buy rocket cars -- the double-decker road sounds pretty good, as an alternative.

It would be ideal to add one more road underground.
For the heavy trucks and busses that are currently swerving all over the roads here.
Hello Burpus. Welcome to the forum.

Just wanted to say that even with the Dubai Star on its way, I would not give up my car to ride on the trains..... I mean I have never used the bus service in my 23.5 years in Dubai and I am certainly not going to rely n the train to get from A to B.
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Hello Burpus. Welcome to the forum.

Just wanted to say that even with the Dubai Star on its way, I would not give up my car to ride on the trains..... I mean I have never used the bus service in my 23.5 years in Dubai and I am certainly not going to rely n the train to get from A to B.
Lol,,, u won't even get in a taxi!!!!
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Old Apr 12th 2005, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Truth Speak
Lol,,, u won't even get in a taxi!!!!

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Hey Face - thanks for rolling out the welcome mat!

Having only recently moved here from a city which uses a rail transit system -- I'm used to that style of commute. I would love to use this new rail system.

Then again, Dubai is a funny place and western logic doesn't necessarily apply.

Originally Posted by Face81
Hello Burpus. Welcome to the forum.

Just wanted to say that even with the Dubai Star on its way, I would not give up my car to ride on the trains..... I mean I have never used the bus service in my 23.5 years in Dubai and I am certainly not going to rely n the train to get from A to B.
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Old Apr 12th 2005, 10:22 am
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Oh yeah -- I've been reading this forum for a long time, I have been dying to do a couple of these:

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Old Apr 12th 2005, 3:30 pm
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Default Re: Sheikh Zayed Road. 30 lanes each direction

Originally Posted by Truth Speak
Lol, U gonna wait till 2010?

U in Dubai or KSA at the mo?
KSA at the moment TS,
Fly back 2morrow afternoon.

only 14 days til im in blighty !!.......well.....ireland
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Originally Posted by Jammy_Dodgers
KSA at the moment TS,
Fly back 2morrow afternoon.

only 14 days til im in blighty !!.......well.....ireland
call me when u get a in.......
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Originally Posted by Truth Speak
call me when u get a in.......
no, probs, will call you from hotel now....
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Old Apr 12th 2005, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by BurpusMe
Oh yeah -- I've been reading this forum for a long time, I have been dying to do a couple of these:

no probs for the welcome mat. Glad u enjoyed it! LOL


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Get ready for the double decker highways LOL

Told you Face
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Get ready for the double decker highways LOL

Told you Face
what???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It'll be hideous!!!! say it isnt so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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