The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) installed Smart Pedestrian Signals in 15 locations of Dubai including Al Muraqqabat, Al Rigga, Al Mankhoul, Baniyas, 2nd of December Street, Al Maktoum and Sheikh Khalifa Streets. They were also introduced at Al Barsha and City Walk districts. The trial debut of the project was implemented successfully on Al Saadah Street.
The project comes under the Smart City initiative of the Dubai Government and is run by a system based on sensors that perceives the pedestrian movement on the pavement and the pedestrian crossing to automatically readjust the remaining time, allowing a safe crossing for the largest possible number of pedestrians in a smooth manner without impacting the movement of vehicles. The system is bound to raise the safety of pedestrians who need a time longer than the average crossing time such as seniors, people of determination, and people with luggage or strollers. In case no pedestrians are detected on the pavement, additional time will be provided to motorists.