Dubai to Introduce 762 Modern Bus Canopies for public transport passengers

Improving the quality of public transportation in Dubai is the plan of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which will build 762 state-of-the-art bus canopies at strategic points across the emirate.

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Dubai is shown as a model city for safe and pleasant living in these modern shelters, which have a contemporary design that harmoniously combines practical interior features with architectural individuality.

Implementation and timeline

Anticipated to be completed by 2025, the RTA aims to provide commuters with state-of-the-art bus shelters. Additionally, the authority is exploring the use of 3D printing technology in collaboration with a company and conducting experiments to assess the feasibility of this innovative approach.

Inclusive Design and Civic Development

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RTA, emphasized that the canopy project aligns with the authority's commitment to advancing the mass transportation sector. In support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's "My Community... A Place for Everyone" initiative, the new canopies adhere to the Dubai Code for People of Determination and ensure wheelchair-accessible areas. The initiative aims to create a disability-friendly environment across Dubai.

Strategic goals and civic beauty

Al Tayer highlighted that the canopy project is a vital initiative showcasing the aesthetic appeal of Dubai, encouraging diverse segments of society to embrace public transportation. The project aims to elevate the proportion of public transportation users in Dubai, emphasizing strategic goals. The selection of canopy locations considers high-population-density areas, current and future operational needs, and integration with individual transportation requirements.

Classified Models

The bus shelters are categorized into four tiers based on daily usage:

  1. Main Stop: Serving over 750 passengers daily
  2. Secondary Stop: Serving 250 to 750 passengers daily
  3. Primary Stop: Serving 100 to 250 passengers daily
  4. Pick-up/Drop-off Station: Used by up to 100 passengers daily.

Stops at the main terminals often have air conditioning, covered outdoor seating, advertising space, and screens that show bus routes, timetables, pick-up times, and other passenger-related information.

In conclusion, the RTA remains committed to the continued development of Dubai's infrastructure, meeting the needs of the growing urban landscape, and providing safe, convenient, and comfortable transportation services for residents and visitors alike.

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