GCC Roads and Railways
Number of Pages: 50
Number of tables: 17
Number of charts: 16
Seeking Alternative Transportation
The GCC has historically focused its transportation investments in building roadways, thus ensuring high quality roads across most of the region. Almost xx% of the roads in the GCC are paved roads; compare this high percentage to the average in other emerging countries, which is below xx%.
Though the quality of roads is significantly better than other emerging markets, there is concern over the current capacity. The increase in both population and propensity to purchase an automobile has led to clogged roads across most of the major GCC cities. Currently, the majority of the GCC rank high in terms of traffic density as indicated by the number of automobiles per kilometer of road. Oman and Saudi Arabia also rank high in terms of road fatalities. Conversely, the region ranks low on a comparative scale in road density as indicated by the aggregate kilometers of road to the total area of the country.