x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Timers on all Corniche crossings

The last countdown pedestrian signals have been installed along the Corniche, officials announced yesterday.

One of the timed pedestrian crossings, at the junction of Khaleej Al Arabi Street and Corniche Road.
One of the timed pedestrian crossings, at the junction of Khaleej Al Arabi Street and Corniche Road.

ABU DHABI // The last countdown pedestrian signals have been installed along the Corniche, officials announced yesterday. The signals, which use a digital timer to display how many seconds pedestrians have to cross the road, have been installed at crossings from the junction before Emirates Palace to Al Mina. The signals cut the number of traffic accidents by 50 per cent, Abu Dhabi Municipality said.

The next step is to install the signals at other junctions in the city, with priority being given to those with the heaviest pedestrian traffic. The municipality also announced that it had expanded its closed-circuit television coverage to all streets and junctions on Abu Dhabi island. It has installed 70 additional CCTV cameras, bringing the total number monitoring traffic to 162. newsdesk@thenational.ae