Greater Cairo Ring Road

The study of the long-range master scheme of the Greater Cairo region in Egypt led to the implementation of a ring road around the Greater Cairo agglomeration, able to contribute rapidly and significantly to a number of main urban development goals: 1) to reduce private car traffic inside the existing agglomeration (mainly the through traffic) by connecting the entrances of the urban region; 2) to support the process of urban de-concentration; and 3) protect agricultural areas from urban encroachment.

The average daily traffic flow of the ring road was estimated to be 38,000 vehicles in 1990 and about 100,000 vehicles in 2000, with increases expected annually. The final selected alignment (best suited to the present traffic conditions, and complying with the future transport policy), was executed between 1985-2001.
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