Traffic problems in Riyadh



Arab News

Published — Tuesday 26 February 2013

Last update 25 February 2013 3:40 am

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I am a resident of Riyadh and I have noticed that in recent days the traffic problems have intensified in our city.
The traffic jams of Riyadh are causing many serious problems such as difficulties in carrying patients to hospitals and reaching schools, offices and airports on time.
In my view, the two biggest problems causing traffic jams are absence of public transport systems like the ones in Dubai — buses services and metro trains —and low fuel price that encourages people to buy gas-guzzling vehicles. And because of the cheap fuel, there is no concept of pooling and sharing vehicles as well. I hope the authorities would take necessary measures to deal with this serious issue. — A reader, By e-mail

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