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A pedestrian crossing that is not used

Reader points out a pedestrian crossing in Sharjah that cannot be used.

  • By Vimala Benjamin 
DeSouzaGulf News reader
  • Published: 00:00 January 29, 2013
  • Gulf News

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  • Vimala Benjamin DeSouza Pedestrians’ plight A pedestrian crossing in Sharjah is difficult to use as the road has a lot of fast-moving traffic and there are no traffic lights to stop the vehicles.

Recently, I was in the Al Yarmook area of Sharjah, trying to cross the road near a popular restaurant. There is a pedestrian crossing located in front of it. But when does one use this crossing?

Cars zoom by on either side of the road all the time. It would be an effective crossing if there was a traffic light before it to stop the oncoming motorists.

This is a very busy road with eateries on both sides and no pedestrian crossings anywhere else.

I request the authorities to look in to this matter and do the needful. I am eagerly waiting for a crossing we can easily use to safely cross the road!


The reader is a educator for children with special needs, based in Ajman.


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Comments (4)

  1. Added 12:13 January 29, 2013

    I request GN to take this issue with Sharjah Authority to install a push button signal. This is a very busy road(Street No 120) and people risk their life to cross this road.

    Syed Fazeel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 10:42 January 29, 2013

    suggeting to instal pedestrian signal with push button to aware the pedestrian of this road crossing or make a sign signal" slowdown Pedestrian signal crossing ahead within 50m away from the crossing.

    fil, ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 10:24 January 29, 2013

    yes, even i always face problem here. I was taking my kids and family, which really scares me, to cross. If there is have been a signal, it would really help us and all the pedestrians, especially kids/seniors. I request authorities to look in to this before losing a life.

    JOE, SHARJAH, India

  4. Added 09:35 January 29, 2013

    I routinely face the same dilemma at DIFC pedestrian crossing. it's almost like "will i make it alive to work or someone drive over me?". the authorities have to do something for pedestrians across Dubai.

    farida, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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