Development project offers new look to Doha with beautified streets and paths
August 19 2022 09:01 PM
Development project offers new look to Doha with beautified streets and paths
The project will link the outskirts of the city to the heart of Doha in multiple ways while opening tunnels, revamped roads, pedestrian ways and bicycle paths.

The Doha Central Development and Beautification project is imparting a new look to Qatar's capital city.
The latest video by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) explains that the project will link the outskirts of the city to the heart of Doha in multiple ways while opening tunnels, revamped roads, pedestrian ways and bicycle paths.
Granite pavements across 30km and pedestrian, bicycle and running tracks spanning over 35km are among the highlights. Granite slabs are meant to go along with the heritage ambience of Doha, while increasing the lifespan of roads and reducing the speed of vehicles and increasing the safety of pedestrians.



Engineer Mubarak al-Nuaimi, engineering consultant at the Urban Planning Department at the Ministry of Municipality, said that the project includes the development of the B Ring, D Ring, and E Ring roads in central Doha with links that connect to the city outskirts through Al Rayyan Road, Salwa Road and Rawdat Street, Old Airport and Ras Abu Aboud.
Ashghal has expanded the sidewalks on both sides of the road in several parts of the project area, to encourage pedestrians and cyclists while providing special parking for bicycles and parking for buses and public transportation with the aim of diversifying the means of transportation.



The development and beautification projects in central Doha aim to create a suitable environment that encourages the public to follow a healthy lifestyle. These will be achieved by providing pedestrian-friendly transportation such as paths and crossings by linking all the vital centres in the region while highlighting Qatar's historical and cultural heritage and respect for the natural environment.
The development works are also expected to remarkably improve traffic flow in Doha by ensuring better connectivity. Ashghal is carrying out multiple works as part of the three phases of the Doha Central Development and Beautification Project.



The project includes a host of infrastructure works. The first package features the development of Abdullah Bin Thani Street, one of the main roads in the Doha Central region. It includes the development of Al Dostour, Al Sakhama, Ras Brouq, Dar Al Kutub, Bu Hasaya, Al Ghous and Ras Usheirej streets.
Lighting poles, street furniture and traffic signals for vehicles and pedestrians will be installed along with pedestrian crossings and shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists. The aim is also to reduce traffic volume by promoting pedestrian movement besides increasing tree plantation and landscaping.



The Doha Corniche development project, implemented by the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places, features connected paths for pedestrians and bicycles. There are four pedestrian tunnels in order to enhance movement and access and to link the waterfront with the areas adjacent to the Corniche in a secure manner. The walkways and three tunnels will be soon opened for pedestrians and cyclists. Al Dafna Tunnel, Corniche Station Tunnel and West Bay Station Tunnel are the ones to be opened to enhance the movement of pedestrians and connect the paths with the neighbouring places.
The new tunnels are equipped with escalators and elevators for the elderly and people with disabilities. Bicycle paths enhance movement between the Corniche and Al Bidda Park, Theatre Park and Hassad Tower.
The tunnels also have a rainwater drainage network, firefighting systems, and green areas extending to the entrances from the sea side. The tunnels are spacious to accommodate a large number of pedestrians.



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