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MENAFN - Arab News - 09/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Jeddawis now have a new long and spectacular walkway.
The 2-km-long Tahlia walkway is considered one of the prestigious pedestrian infrastructures in the Red Sea port city where residents are desperately looking for such venues amid health concerns.
Though this walkway has been used by residents informally for quite some time, it was formally opened to the public by Mayor Hani Aburas on Saturday.
There is growing demand for walkways as obesity and other health concerns are increasing, and such walkways have proven to be more effective.
At present, residents including women, are going to far-off places for long walks in the evening hours. There are a dozen walkways existing in various locations of the city, yet the newly opened Tahlia walkway is considered the best.
Located on the ever-busy Madinah Road in the city, near the International Market, the walkway extends from the west of Hail Street to the northern part of Tahlia Street on Madinah Road. The 2,000 meter walkway has a 31-meter width where a significant number of walkers can move simultaneously.
Constructed and designed with ceramic tiles, both sides are covered with landscaping added with styled lamp poles; walkers find it truly refreshing.
Additionally, the walkway provides a convenient and leisurely jogging space to residents and visitors who keep coming to the Kingdom's busiest commercial hub.
The walkway is built without compromising on health activity parameters. It is also designed for the disabled and people of special needs, according to Sami Nawar, spokesperson of Jeddah Municipality. He said that elaborate car parking arrangements have been made along the walkway.
"This is a fantastic move by the authorities to open the walkway as it saves a lot of time and it is much more convenient to have some evening walk for physical exercise," said Mohammed Naseeruddin, an Indian expatriate living in Mosadiah. A diabetic, he takes a walk every day.
"Indeed the walkway venue is ideal for healthy activity in the busiest part of the city. This helps lot women who would love to walk every evening along with their families," says a Saudi woman, Laila Radwan. There are a dozen walkways existing in various locations of the city yet the newly opened Tahlia walkway stands out and is considered the best by many walkers. The city has some commonly frequented walkways, including the 8-km walkway near King Abdulaziz University in Sulaimaniah district and the one at Women's College ground opposite to Dr. Efran & Bagedo Hospital in Faisaliah district.
The college walkway is commonly known as a pregnant women's walkway as mostly pregnant women are seen taking a walk. There is also an 8.5-km walkway at the football roundabout location on Basateen street near the airport road, which is also equally popular among walkers.


 


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