Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has launched a ‘Travel Behaviour Survey – Screening Questionnaire’ for individuals and families residing or working in Dubai, as well as companies based in the emirate.
The survey is part of RTA’s efforts to renew its strategic roads as well as transport plans, improve public transport networks and services to provide a smooth as well as safe transportation experience for the public, and keep up with the urbanisation of the emirate in line with the Dubai Urban Plan 2040.
Ms. Muna Al Osaimi, director of Transportation Strategic Planning, Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, RTA, shared that “over the next few days, RTA would launch a survey to measure the mobility trends and behaviours of residents and visitors to Dubai.”
The director further added that “the results of the survey will be collected, analysed, and studied in a professional and transparent manner to conclude the best findings.”
According to Ms. Al Osaimi, such deliverables will assist the RTA in updating its strategic and operational plans for the road network and mass transport systems, including the Dubai Metro and Tram, public buses, marine transit means, as well as individual and soft mobility means.
“The public is a major partner in our efforts to improve transport services in the Emirate. Therefore, we invite the public to respond and cooperate when asked to take part in the survey. Such feedback will help us to make the appropriate decisions as well as develop optimal plans to upgrade roads and public transport systems across the emirate,” the director concluded.
The survey, which runs from January to June 2023, covers more than 7,000 samples of the population of Dubai and the neighbouring emirates. It covers 5,000 families (citizens and residents), 1,500 individuals visiting or working in Dubai, and 500 cargo transport companies operating in Dubai.