Sunday, January 25, 2009
Pedestrian Crossings in UAE Currently
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Currently, there are underwater bars being built, islands in the shape of other things, the worlds tallest tower by far and the worlds only carbon nuetral city in the UAE. All this, but no cycle paths or pedestrian facilities such as at grade pedestrian priority cross walks or the dreaded ( by me) pedestrian overpasses. Instead, all that some* have to live, or die, with is a hole in the fence.
Under the fence, over the gas line past the sign saying "danger, no tresspassing" and under another fence, over the two rows of Jersey Barriers, 'quickly now' over 4 lanes of traffic rolling at 120- 140 km/hr...then onto the planted median... 4 more lanes of traffic..whew!!! then just the 3 lanes of service road and then!!! Then..the grocery store is at hand. This is really not a stroll to the local shop and hardly all that could be accomplished here. Ah, but look at the next post.