Abu Dhabi mulls more park and ride schemes

UAE capital could see schemes launched across the city in bid to cut traffic congestion

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

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Park and ride schemes could become commonplace in Abu Dhabi as city officials looks for ways to reduce traffic congestion.

The Department of Transport (DoT) said it was considering the launch of schemes across the emirate depending on the success of a pilot project.

The first scheme has started operations in the Al Khubeirah area, in Sector 45 West, for both government and private sector staff.

The move comes as part of DoT's Transportation Mobility Management Strategy (TMM) which aims to improve the UAE capital as an "attractive, efficient and healthier place for the public".

As part of the strategy, DoT will seek inputs from key stakeholders and work with local organisations and businesses to develop transport mobility management plans, it said in a statement.

It added that the pilot park and ride scheme aims to transport a large number of employees to their work-place using transport provided by each organisation.

The service will run from 7am to 7pm from Sunday through Thursday.

Based on the demand, DoT said it will study the provision of the park and ride services for employees in different areas within the city of Abu Dhabi and its suburbs.

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