Being an owner of a car in the city of Dubai can be very annoying. Traffic is stressful. The daily grind for the people going home from work has been a problem.
At a glance, this issue can be easily be linked to Dubai’s increasing population and congestion. According to a recent report, for every 2 residents of Dubai, one car makes the congestion. Due to this problem, most people tend to opt out for cars entirely and lead a car-free life, which results with an increase in the average salary of a driver in Dubai, who can earn anywhere from 3,500 AED ($950) to 5,000 AED ($1,300).
In a busy city like Dubai, most people rely entirely on the public transportation, walks, and some bicycle riding at times. Not having a car, obligates a person to make transportations choices that can be healthy and cost effective in the long run. A research shows that living car-free is the second most effective way of combatting climate change.
This doesn’t mean that living without a car presents no challenges. There’s a lot less freedom when you deal with transit schedules. If you’re try to consider your options, here are some ideas:
- It can help familiarize the neighborhood and maybe socialize with the people that live nearby.
- Running errands on foot can be a bit exhausting.
- A very cheap and inexpensive way to travel the city.
- The toughest task to be carried out on a bicycle can be grocery shopping.
- As a resident of Dubai, it’s probably best to register for an Nol Card. This card can withholds prepaid funds for all modes of transport in the city. The number of daily nol card transactions is 1.5 milion. It can be used on the Dubai tram, Dubai taxis, Dubai Metro and the Dubai Water Bus.
All in all, car-free lifestyle signals the importance and significance of developing an infrastructure that focuses on a person’s well-being while impacting environmental health. The choices you make regarding transportation can impact the future and the world we live in.