Transportation Center to Help with Mobility in Makkah

April 2009

The Transportation Center has signed a technical assistance and collaboration agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia and King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, in support of transportation planning and management activities for the city of Makkah. The scope of the activities includes special event logistics and crowd dynamics and management in conjunction with the Hajj (pilgrimage) rituals, transit and multimodal transportation system planning and design, as well as urban mobility planning and management in connection with large-scale construction projects. As part of this agreement, the TC has organized several workshops for international and local experts, and initiated a collaborative effort with Bruce Mau Design (Chicago and Toronto) and Antonio DiMambro and Associates (Boston, MA) to help develop and communicate a long term future vision for mobility in Makkah.