Dubai's RTA unveils its future mobility 2030-2071 plan

Posted on 25th February 2019

Dubai's RTA unveils its future mobility 2030-2071 plan
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According to *Tradearabia news report, Dubai is set to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of global mobility and in line with this its 

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled its future mobility 2030-2071 plan.
 
With the implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the emirate has embraced innovation as an institutional practice in nurturing a sustainable future for the upcoming generations, and utilise the UAE Government’s innovation tools which include innovation labs. 
 
And to mark the UAE’s Innovation Month, the RTA held a lab titled 'The Future of Dubai Mobility 2030 – 2071.'
 
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, chaired the Lab; which was attended by a host of CEOs and Directors of the RTA. Attendees also included local and international experts in the fields of mobility and future foresight.
 
"More than 40 initiatives relating to the future of mobility in Dubai have been put forward, and their implementation will start as early as this year," remarked Al Tayer. 
 
"The drive will continue up to the UAE Centennial 2071. The study being commissioned is the first of its kind worldwide. All studies underway are only focused up to 2050. This study aims to support the leading role of the UAE and serve the needs of populace and visitors," stated Al Tayer.
 
"The lab aims to open broader horizons for thinking in creative and innovative solutions mobility challenges in the UAE in the coming fifty years. It will also examine and analyse global trends of mobility taking into consideration various potential scenarios," said the top official.
 
"As such, the study covers all natural and environmental factors along with the technological, economic and political changes in future and how to cope with them. It will also examine Dubai future needs and the required procedures, policies and laws to keep pace with the potential changes in the region," he added.
 
Consideration will also be given to implementing the leaders’ vision to render the UAE an open global hub and lab for applications of the 4th Industrial Revolution," said Al Tayer.
 
The lab discussed the seven principles of future cities prescribed by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, namely: urban design, mobility, livelihood, resource utilisation, urban competitiveness, urban economies and governance. 
 
Discussions covered the future of mobility, as it is considered the backbone of quality urban life, and ensuring smooth mobility since it has a direct impact on the happiness of people.
 
The lab highlighted RTA’s main achievement in the field of mobility and discussed opportunities and potential risks and how to address them, said the RTA in its statement. 
 
Discussions also covered the latest studies, innovation and technologies around the world in the field of transport and examined the infrastructural readiness to support them.
 
The team has been divided into groups, and several innovative solutions and means were proposed, presented and analysed at the workshop. The timeline of implementation was also proposed along with policies and procedures needed, it added.

*News source: http://tradearabia.com/news/CO...

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