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Provide a safe pedestrian crossing between Porto Arabia and Qanat Quartier, at The Pearl - Qatar.

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Have you seen the young families trying to cross Porto Arabia Drive?  Or the dog walkers running across?  Or the mothers trying to lift their strollers over the barrier on the central reservation?  I have, and it terrifies me.......

Porto Arabia Drive is an 80km/hour zone, 8 lane highway running the length of The Pearl - Qatar, separating Porto Arabia from Qanat Quartier. Until recently, many people chose to cross it by utilising the unfinished path under the road next to Tower 11.  However, UDC recently erected barricades across that route, greatly inconveniencing those of us who chose not to take our lives in our hands on the main road. The other side is still used by local construction workers.

The traffic lights at the Qatar Cool Intersection are not pedestrian friendly - ask any stroller-pushing mother with a toddler in tow. Dog walkers, joggers, friends visiting neighbours, potential patrons of the Kempinski Marsa Malaz, casual visitors out for a pleasant walk - all of us would benefit from a safe, accessible and convenient pathway across.  It can easily be provided by extending the existing balustrade in front of Tower 11 under the two bridges to connect with identical balustrade on the Qanat Quartier side.

As the developers of the Pearl-Qatar, UDC is responsible for the island's infrastructure, and the health and safety of it's residents, visitors and workforce.  Let's ask UDC to prevent any unnecessary tragedies by providing a pleasant, but more importantly safe, pathway - before it's too late.



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