Qatar Pedestrian Crossings Master Plan, an ambitious initiative aimed at enhancing the safety and security of pedestrians on the country’s roads, was formally launched at a function held in the presence of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Tuesday.
At the launch ceremony, HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassem Saif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said that in their mission to make the country’s roads safe and secure for the pedestrians, the ministry had identified more than 50 locations across the country, with particular attention to Doha.
It has launched a series of priority campaigns on pedestrian safety.
A design for a pedestrian crossing.
The plan, he said, has been prepared in response to the growing requirements of the country’s residents in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Among others, it has been decided to educate children and young people in schools and colleges about safe use of roads and improving the designs of roads for pedestrian safety.
It has also been decided to provide complete footpaths and crossings for pedestrians and identify more roads that need improvement for pedestrians. It has also been agreed to encourage the introduction of more people-friendly vehicles that are likely to give more safety to pedestrians.
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