solutions to traffic congestion in Qatar!!

solutions to traffic congestion in Qatar!!

MarcoNandoz-01
By MarcoNandoz-01

How can Qatar reduce traffic congestion on its road?
What you guys think is the causes and possible solutions of traffic congestion?
First pic at (6AM)
Second pic at(6PM)

By nomerci• 9 years 9 months ago.
nomerci

Simple solution : Take all the idiots that can't drive to save their lives off the road.

By AudioGuru• 9 years 9 months ago.
AudioGuru

Like everything else....changes for the better starts with us!!!!....

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 9 months ago.
MarcoNandoz-01

Industrial estate !!!

By IlikeQL• 9 years 9 months ago.
IlikeQL

I am so fed up. It takes almost 2 hours to travel from Industrial estate to Doha through Salwa Road. This Midmac or Madmac not only constructing under bridge but also doing construction on left and right side of road. At least finish underground first.

Signals need to be synchronized and computerized so that traffic flows continuously.

By Dracula• 9 years 9 months ago.
Dracula

Join us!

By britexpat• 9 years 9 months ago.
britexpat

I can just picture those contraptions bouncing off the towers :O(

By NimbuPani• 9 years 9 months ago.
NimbuPani

Nice car OP.

By qatarisun• 9 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

here you go, solution

or even like this:

By wirehead• 9 years 9 months ago.
wirehead

i take the public karwa bus and go home with my groceries on it too. it costs only 2.50 from home to work or to city center if you have the bus card. the problem is the schedules are usually not met and i'd be forced to take a cab if the bus doesn't come.

if the shoes i'm wearing on any particular day don't hurt and i don't feel hungry i walk home.

i've always used public transportation and i don't want to alter my lifestyle just because i got here. i have survived so far, but i'm not sure if i can keep this up.

By britexpat• 9 years 9 months ago.
britexpat

The problem is that many expatriates believe that they are here for life..

By blisteringbarnacles2007• 9 years 9 months ago.
blisteringbarnacles2007

Kareena74...groceries? That is where the corner shop comes into play. But the authorities dont want any shops where residents stay... and they plan to move all such bakalas far out...

By britexpat• 9 years 9 months ago.
britexpat

If you use Rizks' Family Food Facility, then all you have to do is order and they will deliver..

You will then be free to take the metro to Villagio ..

By Lucky_gal• 9 years 9 months ago.
Lucky_gal

Underground trains, efficient public transports.,..surely Qatar can fund that. Making the petrol more expensive wont really change anything. The working class can afford the Petrol price

By fubar• 9 years 9 months ago.
fubar

That's true Brit. Salik also helped ease some congestion in Dubai.

Maybe they should make the Corniche a toll road?

By britexpat• 9 years 9 months ago.
britexpat

Dubai has shown that the public will use public transport if it is of good quality and reasonably priced.

By tattooed.brain• 9 years 9 months ago.
tattooed.brain

I would like to highlight three reasons of traffic block and some recommendations too.The first reason for the morning and evening traffic jam is the police officers who are stationed especially at the roundabouts. I've been observing the difference since past few months especially when I was trapped in the traffic at the chorniche road close to the roundabouts. Infact, the officers doesn't have an idea how to manage the traffic and there will be a misunderstanding between the drivers and the police officers like "should I go or shouldn't I" as their hand signals are confusing the drivers. They are less oriented and controlling the traffic without knowing the head and tail. I have enjoyed my trip and checked the time difference when the police is not around to control the traffic especially at the corniche road roundabouts. The result is people uses their driving skills and vehicles flows smoothly. There is an automatic control has already been applied on the system that is the individual responsibility and the heavy traffic fines. I think it's enough for an automatic traffic control system and it's already on place. Second thing, Government offices should arrange transportation for their employees too irregardless their nationality (let's say if an office contains 100 Qataris, of course 100 cars will also be there on road, and if the government could provide transportation for them like the Ras Gas, Oryx and Qatar Gas do, there will be an unbelievable change in the traffic block). Also, old vehicles, below 2000 models are also causing traffic blocks. I have witnessed an incident that an old vehicle (below 1998 model I guess) break down on the corniche road and caused 55% traffic block on last Thursday evening. I have just highlighted whatever i have observed and I may be wrong. But it's just my humble suggestion only laa.

By fubar• 9 years 9 months ago.
fubar

Imagine taking your shopping on to public transport? Horrible!

Next thing you'll expect people to cook their own food when they get home!

By GodFather.• 9 years 9 months ago.
GodFather.

Kareena get used to it, as thats what most people do in the UK..:) Unless you order online of course. :)

By Rizks• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rizks

Kareena for tat you need to join some good gym to build muscles....:)

By Kareena74• 9 years 9 months ago.
Kareena74

When people use metros or buses, how do they do their groceries? I can't imagine carrying so many bags in my hand plus my purse and then walk all the way to the metro and then change stops and then walk home from the station with those bags.. That would be tough..

By Kareena74• 9 years 9 months ago.
Kareena74

By the time we leave for work, all the school buses and parents who drop their kids to school would have done so and gone home again to get ready for work or maybe drop their kids and then go straight to their work.

By Ashok Babu Kurella• 9 years 9 months ago.
Ashok Babu Kurella

i Agree and encourage this opinion

By fubar• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
fubar

I never owned a car before coming to Doha. I wish that there could be the same public transport system here as there is elsewhere in the world.

The closest a lot of people come to in Doha to public transport is taking a taxi, and ultimately taxis cause congestion, they don't reduce it.

By Kareena74• 9 years 9 months ago.
Kareena74

School and work timings should not be the same, if schools start at 7 then work should start at 8 and some companies at 9. This will really help.

By Ashok Babu Kurella• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Ashok Babu Kurella

City Planners need to balance the city development plans.

1. Residential areas are in south part, north western

of country.

2. Almost all offices are located in Doha City or

northern part of country.

Traffic jams occurring due to peak hours one way directions(city bound in the morning & outward from Doha City in the evening) which is not a balanced planning.

And all round-abouts are also contributors for traffic jams. Town Planners can plan fly-over bridges/sub-ways on all major roads depends on vehicles movement counting and requirement.

Town planners/Designers should take immediate action for on this to reduce pollution and to handle incoming population to the country.

By ricochet• 9 years 9 months ago.
ricochet

give time frame for big trucks and loaders in passing by the roads in doha...they should be ban between 6:00am - 8:00am and 5:00pm - 7:00pm during peak hours. No need for price hike in petrol. It's only my opinion

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 9 months ago.
MarcoNandoz-01

All my life I have been walking, riding a bicycle or using public transportation.

Until I came here )-:

By Rizks• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Rizks

build flyovers...LOTS of them, so tat the vehicles can fly instead of running like turtles on roads...

Offices & Schools should be very close to the houses for easy access...:)

Heavy Vehicles should be allowed after Midnight when whole Qatar is asleep....:)

STOP importing new cars....:)

By drsam• 9 years 9 months ago.
drsam

at fubar

everybody will: i am ready to use a descent public transport that takes me to my exact destination on thursday/fridays and spare me the parking issues.

- costumised maps: at a bus stop ,make it simple: just show the map for this bus stop not for all of doha!

- make it free for some months: when people get used to it and like it, put a fee.

- better bus stops, cooled or at least a fan for summer months.

By dikard• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
dikard

there are many factors which may be considered for the purpose-

1. shifting of offices from west bay to other lightly populated areas

2. Proper public transport arrangement

3. Limit car ownership to working people in the house

4. Promote car pool culture for one destination

though the above are few possible steps needed to decongest, painstaking efforts are required to implement.

By futuregatebs• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
futuregatebs

1. Need plate number coding, because there's too much car

2. They should make a bigger roads, 3 lanes only. Buses have different route / road.

3. Proper Public transport

By landloverreview• 9 years 9 months ago.
landloverreview

Authorities are waiting for the metro to be ready..later on they have plan to increase the parking fees to push public to utilize the multi_billion project well.

By fubar• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
fubar

We can call say we want better public transport, but honestly, how many people will themselves want to use it?

It's the kind of thing we all wished everyone else would use, but we still want to drive.

I'd happily pay for petrol at double its current price if it meant that there was less congestion and I wasn't stuck in traffic for 40 minutes to go a few miles.

By flor1212• 9 years 9 months ago.
flor1212

who will use it?

By Iamthexxx• 9 years 9 months ago.
Iamthexxx

petrol is the only thing cheap here and you guys want it to be increased?

proper public transport!

a giant leap is required in public transport for qatar.

By flor1212• 9 years 9 months ago.
flor1212

far from major streets!

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 9 months ago.
MarcoNandoz-01

Oh and taxi drivers with some manners!

By landloverreview• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
landloverreview

Proper public transport...

no round abouts or at least signals in round abouts...

Wide roads..

More fines for the people blocking the passage by their hazard lights on waiting for a cup of tea or someone..

After they have metro and good public transport

1. More parking fees in public places like shopping centres etc

2. Hike Fuel Prices

3. Reduced charges in public transport.. I heard that it is minimum 10 QR in Karwa Bus where as in taxis also the same which looks stupid for me..

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
MarcoNandoz-01

Brit: I’m not sure how that’s gonna work exactly!

Fubar: good suggestion, before the Qatar Govie increases rates, I think what the Govie of Qatar should do is to introduce alternative methods of transportation like public metros / buses/ Vanpools/ Car Pools/ and better routes for high Occupancy Vehicles.

By fubar• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
fubar

Make petrol 3 riyals a litre.

By britexpat• 9 years 9 months ago.
britexpat

Stop expatriates from driving

By GodFather.• 9 years 9 months ago.
GodFather.

Provide proper Public Transport!

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 9 months ago.
MarcoNandoz-01

I think the number one problem that's causing traffic jams are driving schools in doha being so lenient with issueing of fresh car licenses for folks with next to zero driving experience, also the rapidly increasing numbers of new comers in to the city.

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

A football fan’s guide to Qatar Museums

A football fan’s guide to Qatar Museums

Football fans in Qatar, looking for a break between FIFA World Cup matches, can choose from amazing arts and culture options ranging from world-famous museums, exhibitions, public art, and heritage sites.
Enjoy these Qatari restaurants in Doha

Enjoy these Qatari restaurants in Doha

Surprise your taste buds by dining at these Qatari restaurants in Doha to get a taste of local cuisine
Music festivals in Qatar during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Music festivals in Qatar during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Enjoy these musical festivals and concerts in Qatar during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Where to watch the World Cup matches in Qatar?

Where to watch the World Cup matches in Qatar?

A list of places with live match screenings of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ matches
Relocating to Qatar for a job - here’s what you need to know

Relocating to Qatar for a job - here’s what you need to know

Planning a move to Qatar? We’ve got you covered. 
Beach clubs to visit in Qatar

Beach clubs to visit in Qatar

Are you looking to unwind and relax? Visit some of the beach clubs in Qatar!
QetaiFAN Beach Fest: Safety procedures, free entrance, grand opening, and travel routes updates

QetaiFAN Beach Fest: Safety procedures, free entrance, grand opening, and travel routes updates

With the FIFA World Cup™ now well underway, the QetaiFAN Beach Fest is moving full speed ahead, welcoming fans from around the world and announcing fresh updates.
Qatar 2022: How to reach all eight stadiums

Qatar 2022: How to reach all eight stadiums

Plan your journey ahead of time before the big kick-off.