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Dubai’s Ambitious ‘Green Spine’ Tram Project Envisions 1 Million Trees and Solar-Powered Transit

The tramway, boasting approximately 25 stations from Dubai Industrial City to Muhaisnah, is set to redefine urban mobility with its 100% solar-powered operation, facilitated by a robust 300-megawatt solar energy system integrated into the tracks themselves

Dubai – In a visionary move aimed at transforming urban transportation and sustainability, a Dubai-based urban planning and development firm has unveiled plans for the ‘Dubai Green Spine’, a groundbreaking tram project stretching 64 kilometers along Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road (E311).

URB, the firm behind the concept, envisions the Green Spine as a lush corridor adorned with 1 million trees and equipped with innovative features such as urban farms, gardens, and solar-powered infrastructure.

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While the project is currently in its conceptual stage, Baharash Bagherian, CEO of URB, emphasized that no formal presentation has yet been made to authorities.

The estimated cost of the ambitious endeavor stands at $10 billion, spanning four phases to be completed over a decade.

The tramway, boasting approximately 25 stations from Dubai Industrial City to Muhaisnah, is set to redefine urban mobility with its 100% solar-powered operation, facilitated by a robust 300-megawatt solar energy system integrated into the tracks themselves.

“This project represents a paradigm shift towards sustainable urban development,” stated Bagherian. The Green Spine aims to prioritize pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, promoting cleaner air and natural cooling through native flora-lined paths.

Mixed-use assets, blending residential amenities, commercial spaces, and leisure facilities, underscore the project’s commitment to enhancing urban life quality.

Highlighting resilience against climatic challenges, URB plans to incorporate sustainable urban drainage systems that manage stormwater efficiently, reducing flood risks even during heavy rainfall.

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Elevated parks within the corridor will feature recreational spaces, playgrounds, fitness areas, and community gardens, fostering a holistic approach to community engagement and well-being.

URB’s innovative initiatives extend beyond the Green Spine, encompassing visionary projects like ‘Dubai Mangroves‘, aimed at planting over 100 million mangrove trees, and ‘The Loop’, a climate-controlled cycle highway spanning 93 kilometers around Dubai.

These projects, though primarily in the research and development phase, signal Dubai’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

As Dubai navigates towards a future defined by green urbanism and sustainable development, the ‘Dubai Green Spine’ emerges as a cornerstone project, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change and enhance urban resilience.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed

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