25 November, 2006

Toll roads, Dubai

One of the topics at UAE community blog that generates lots of comments is on the subject of toll roads. Among the concerns raised is that it would be logistical nightmare if toll booths are installed. And if some roads are tolled and others are not congestion will shift to the "free" roads (if your time has value they ain't free). Dubai has been considering tolls for the last year or so.

As it happens, lots of other cities besides Dubai are considering road pricing at this time.

Yes, there are multiple shameless links to the Emirates Economist above.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

there will be no collection booth....the whole thing will be fully automated. They have this technology in singapore. you dont even need slow down.

Gulf_Pearl said...

The problem is that we do not have alternative routes that can cope with huge traffice. We also don't have good alternative public transport systems. And car pooling seems to be illegal/legal depending on the mood of the powers that be.
Tolls will cause chaos until other options can support the system.

marwan said...

As GP said. The RTA probably think road tolls are a nice toy to play with though. And hey, the UAE sure could use a few bucks extra, right?

Anonymous said...

yea GP start growing up and very non Emirates Economist post this is. how could u ompare dubai with any of the cities u did... NY has 6 story undrground subway and so do the other cities subways and light rails which have been in place for years ... they didnt build them of people by killing road tolls

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Gulf_Pearl said...

Congestion charging could be a better option to road tolls to control traffic and how about Park and Ride which could also work well with the future tram and metro systgems - it could keep traffic out of certain areas during peak times.

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