Abu Dhabi ranked first in the world in the TomTom Traffic Congestion Report for 2021 as the least crowded capital according to the annual classification issued by the global company specializing in navigation services through a survey covering 416 cities in 57 countries around the world, according to the government website for the Abu Dhabi Media Office.
The new classification of the UAE capital comes according to specific criteria that include the number of traffic jams at intersections and streets at multiple times during the day, including peak times. In addition to studying the quality of traffic light systems in terms of their sustainability and weather resistance, their programming, their number and their contribution to the development of urban traffic flow.
The new scheme for the city of Abu Dhabi, with a congestion rate of 11%, confirms the effectiveness of the integrated traffic management plan of the Ministry of Local Government and Transport, which includes several phases including increased operational efficiency, development of assets and infrastructure for the road network, increase of public transport options and modes, in addition to a continuous effort to provide many One of customer service through the digital channels available for this to many public and semi-government agencies and the directives of our rational management, which led to a significant reduction in traffic to get these services from customers.
His Excellency Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, President of the Department of Local Government and Transport, pointed out that uniting efforts and building an integrated transport system was the cornerstone of the emirate’s continuation to achieve more results worldwide to improve the quality of life in Abu Dhabi. “We have always worked within a long-term strategy and we look to the future in a proactive way that enables us to focus on the aspirations of society and respond to their needs,” he added.
His Excellency explained: “Today, our continued preservation of distinguished centers globally in all transportation services and traffic management confirms the wise vision of our wise leadership through its zeal to provide support and guidance to continue progress and leadership in delivering the luxury of living. “quality of life through the application of best practices and standards, as it underlines Abu Dhabi’s pioneering role in developing visions at the international level and strengthening its position as one of the best cities to live and work globally.”