Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi - Jeddah streets need footbridges  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 09/12/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Jeddah is suffocating with traffic congestion. Palestine Street in particular, which extends from Al-Haramain Highway to Corniche Street, is jammed with vehicles bumper-to-bumper at all times of the day.
This street with shopping centers, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and other commercial outlets stretching for kilometers along both sides is considered the lifeline of the city.
"The street is crowded with shops and other amenities but it is extremely difficult to cross from one side to the other," said Abdullah Al-Shahri, a resident. "The only solution to this problem is to build footbridges," he added.
Abdullah Al-Mutrafi agreed, saying that footbridges are a must. "They will ease the movement of people, the handicapped and the elderly in particular, and will probably save lives as well," he said.
Another citizen, Muhammad Abu Al-Ola said that Palestine Street is a commercial thoroughfare and extremely busy. "It is only quiet in the early hours of the morning," he said.
Wasl bin Wasl Al-Harbi, director of Jeddah Traffic Department, said his department had intensified its field traffic patrols to organize the traffic on Palestine Street. Fines were also being imposed on violators, especially rent-a-car outlets which allow more than one car to park in front of their shops.
"The Jeddah Traffic Department follows up every comment or remark related to the architecture and technical features that directly or indirectly affect traffic and the safety of citizens," said Al-Harbi.
He said his department had asked the Jeddah Municipality to build footbridges at a number of locations, including on Palestine Street.
"The number of traffic fines imposed on Palestine Street amounted to 34,898 violations of which 3,061were related to driving without a license and 8,745 for parking in unauthorized places," said Al-Harbi.
Other traffic violations included 2,316 fines for not renewing the driving license, 825 for concealing the windshield, 11,368 for not fastening the seat belt, 1,298 for using the mobile phone while driving and 2,081 for running the red light.
A number of citizens have complained of traffic congestion at several sites as a result of ongoing construction work.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 4 2015 - Egypt eyes foreign investmentsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt's economic conference raised expectations about improving investments opportunities in the country as well as among foreign business communities, The National reported.However, the ...

 Mar 4 2015 - ME carriers register 11.4 percent passenger growth in JanuaryMENAFN
(MENAFN) An increasing number of passengers are continuing to choose Middle East carriers for international travel, according to January figures from International Air Transport Association (IATA), ...

 Mar 4 2015 - UAE's Sanad portfolio value to reach USD1.5b by 2020MENAFN
(MENAFN) Sanad Aero Aolutions (Sanad), Mubadala's spare engine and component leasing and financing company, plans to increase its portfolio value to more than USD1.5 billion by 2020, up from over ...

 Mar 4 2015 - EU shares near 7-year highs as German retail sales jumpKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The gains follow a rise in Asia and another record day on the Wall Street . US stocks futures pointed to a flat start.Eurozone government bond yields were slightly higher but ...

 Mar 4 2015 - UAE-based enterprises key target for seven global trade shows in Hong KongKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, or HKTDC, the international representative organisation for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service providers, announced ...

 Mar 4 2015 - Moody's Investor Service upgrades Emaar's outlookKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Emaar's strong cash flow generation, solid liquidity and growing business diversification will enable it to weather the more uncertain investment climate, Moody's Investor ...

 Mar 4 2015 - Israeli Navy Shoots Palestinian Fishing BoatsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Israeli navy opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing off al-Sudaniya shore, in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian security sources said that the Israeli navy roaming the ...

 Mar 4 2015 - Dubai Int'l Boat Show sees more than 26,000 visitorsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 23rd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show opened on Tuesday and is expected to draw more than 26,000 visitors from over 120 countries including High Net Worth ...

 Mar 4 2015 - Middle East and Africa private wealth set to hit $7.2t by 2018Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) With private wealth in the Middle East and Africa projected to reach $7.2 trillion by 2018, Dubai International Financial Centre is well positioned with its laws and ...

 Mar 4 2015 - Luxembourg seeks to bolster ties with UAEKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Luxembourg, which is home to assets under management to the tune of more than ‚¬3000 billion, seeks to boost collaboration with the UAE in financial services, in particular ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help