Dubai is going green

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Dubai is going green

Since the United Arab Emirates began with their infrastructure expansions in the past few decades, the country has had problems with pollution due to the amount of vehicles and various transportation methods roaming the streets. In fact, in 2015, the United Arab Emirates were ranked as the most polluted nation. In order to avoid the country taking a downhill spiral and becoming even more polluted, the ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum laid plans to build 500 kilometers of bike lanes by 2021.

 

Alongside the bike trails, the ruler of Dubai also gave his approval on projects to construct walking paths for pedestrians along Dubai Creek.  Other than that, the Vice President and Prime Minister made plans to add new metro stations and dedicated bus lanes, all in hopes of increasing the citizens’ will for exercise, improving transportation, and making UAE residents less dependent on vehicles.

 

The largest UAE emirate, Dubai, has been struggling with air pollution issues, quite a lot. This is why in recent months it launched a few plans in order to help tackle the problem. Last March, Dubai announced its plans to construct a stunning 800’000 square mile park, which will hold 18 miles of pedestrian lanes, a 9 mile cycling track, a 12 mile jogging path, as well as 4 miles of nature trails.

 

As we know from basic Biology, these natural landscapes will help improve air quality, whilst preserving the existing biodiversity and enhancing the environment’s urban ecology.

 

In January of this year, Dubai also made announcements for the construction of Phase 3 of the Mohammed Bub Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will add 800 miliwats of the installed solar capacity and is expected to override 6.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

 

The construction of the bike lanes are scheduled to begin in 2018, and are expected to be finished in 2021, as mentioned above.

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