Dubai Green Spine project; World’s Greenest Highway unveiled

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The ‘Dubai Green Spine’ project has been unveiled, a vision to transform Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road (E311) into a pioneering 64-kilometer-long sustainable corridor.

Spearheaded by URB and developed by its ambitious research arm, EPIC Lab, this transformative Dubai Green Spine project aligns with the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan. It aims to revolutionize urban mobility, elevate environmental and social standards, and accommodate Dubai’s anticipated population expansion.

At the heart of the Dubai Green Spine are 100 percent solar-powered trams, supported by a substantial 300-megawatt solar energy system. This significant clean energy initiative is pivotal in reducing the city’s carbon footprint and promoting a shift from car dependency to more sustainable transport modes.

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“The Dubai Green Spine isn’t just about transit; it’s about transforming how cities function, making them more livable and human-centric. This initiative exemplifies how integrated, thoughtful urban planning can drastically improve city life, turning everyday environments into vibrant ecosystems that nurture both people and the planet.”

The project also commits to enhancing community and biodiversity through extensive green spaces with diverse habitats. These areas are intricately designed not only to beautify the urban landscape but also to play critical roles in environmental health and community well-being. Connected by extensive pedestrian and cycling paths, these spaces significantly enhance walkability and reduce reliance on automobiles.

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Key Facts of Dubai Green Spine;

  • 64km sustainable urban corridor.
  • 300 megawatts solar power.
  • Promotes biodiversity with 1 million trees.
  • Aligns with Dubai 2040 Plan.
  • Promotes non-motorized transport.
  • Significantly reduces carbon footprint.
  • Enhances community connectivity.
  • Incorporates urban farms and gardens.

Furthermore, the integration of mixed-use developments combines residential, commercial, and recreational spaces, strategically positioned to boost urban connectivity and community interaction. These developments ensure that daily amenities are within convenient reach, fostering a dynamic urban life.

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The Dubai Green Spine project is a revolutionary model that seamlessly integrates innovative urban design with environmental sustainability, transforming both mobility and lifestyle. This groundbreaking initiative not only redefines urban mobility but also enhances urban life, setting a new global standard for sustainable urban mobility and living, and paving the way for future cities.

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