Dubai residents choose greener transport options
Dubai residents are increasingly leaving the car keys at home in favour of public transport, Gulf News reports.
According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), so far 180 million passengers have used public transportation in the emirate this year.
The growing use of public transport by commuters has been identified by Gulf News readers as a result of improving services and convenience.
Abdul Rahim Nasir, comments that he has been taking the Dubai Metro for about six months.
"Before people either drove or had to take a taxi and traffic was very bad,” he comments. “Now with the Metro, traffic has gone down and made it easier for people to get where they need to go."
Figures showing Dubai’s population swelled by nearly 73,000 in just seven months to top 1.92 million before the end of February, illustrates the importance of public transport in offsetting future commuting problems.
The growing use of public transport is also good news for the environment with the UAE having one of the highest per capita carbon footprints in the world.