Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a pedestrian bridge at Khalid bin Al Waleed Street in Bur Dubai and another one at Al Marabea’ Street in Al Quoz, it has been announced.

In a statement, the RTA said that these bridges have been built to enhance pedestrian safety and streamline the link between residential communities and business outlets.

Engineer Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, said: “The first bridge crosses over Khalid bin Al Waleed Street at Bur Dubai nearby Ascot Hotel. It links the two sides of a very busy street buzzing with year-round trading activities.”

“The bridge is fitted with lifts to ease the movement of people between the two sides of the street,” she stated.

She added that the second bridge is built on Al Marabea’ Street in Al Quoz and will mainly serve residents of the neighbourhood and labourer community. The bridge has been fitted with ramps to streamline the movement of users, she said, also pointing out that its construction is expected to stop the casual crossing of the street, which will translate into fewer runover accidents.

“Work is currently underway in building a pedestrian bridge over King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street at JBR. The bridge is so unique as it has stairs linking the four directions of the junction. It also boasts of an iconic design replicating the nature of buildings and coastal line of the area. All stairs will be covered for the convenience of users and the bridge will be fitted with lifts in the four directions,” she concluded.