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Gulf City Launches Accessibility Initiatives
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 9, 2006

DUBAI CITY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--Dubai City transportation officials on Thursday announced a set of programs to make the city more accessible to residents and visitors with disabilities.

According to a press statement from the city's Roads and Transport Authority, those programs include installing audible 'beeping' crosswalk signals for pedestrians that have vision-related disabilities; building 45 raised pedestrian bridges, equipped with electric elevators, to allow pedestrians to safely cross roadways; purchasing buses with low-level floors for wheelchair users; and equipping five taxi cabs with wheelchair lifts and artificial respirators.

"We plan to make Dubai friendly for people with special needs," said H.E Mattar Al Tayer, director and chair of the Roads and Transport Authority.

The programs are in keeping with Dubai's commitment to make "Safe and Smooth Transport for All" and to make the city a major tourist destination.

Related press release:
"RTA announces its initiative to provide transport facilities and services for people with special needs in Dubai" (Dubai Roads & Transport Authority)


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