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Dubai receives Royal Award for Mobility and Action Plan

20 May 2013

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has been presented with a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its 'Pedestrian Safety and Mobility Action Plan'.

The programme sets out to guide infrastructure and policy improvements as well as increasing walking safety and mobility for Dubai residents and visitors. The five year goal of the plan is to achieve 30% improvement in pedestrian safety and a 20% increase in pedestrian mobility. 

It  involves infrastructure, changes, bridges, crossings and a well developed education programme and has been successful -the number of fatalities has reduced by 67 per cent with some forty lives per year being saved.

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