Administrative capital of the Kingdom and the country's second largest metropolis with more than 2 million
inhabitants, the agglomeration of Rabat-Salé must respond to the challenges of urban mobility
controlling individual motorization to limit related congestion and pollution, offer access to public services to as many people as possible (employment, health, education), to
affordable and limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, one of the challenges
specific is to connect the urban pole of Salé, more economically disadvantaged, predominantly
habitat, to that of Rabat, richer, concentrating jobs and higher education by crossing
the natural barrier of the Bouregreg valley.
To this end, the national urban mobility policy in Morocco is well constructed since it
offers cities, which directly exercise the “mobility” competence, a framework comprising;
national financing tool, called the transport reform support fund
urban and interurban (FART), which supports the investment, including the
(ii) an institutional tool, which are the Local Development Companies (LDCs), which
support the investment, especially for "heavy" modes of transport such as the tram;
(iii) financial support for mobility planning, so that these investments
are part of a global vision integrated with the urban development plan.
The project consists of the extension of line 2 of the tram over approximately 7 km to neighborhoods
dense areas of Rabat and Salé, which are currently unserved.
These extensions will allow a
increase in frequentation of 40,000 travelers per day from 2020 (+ 30%) with a level of
of high service (commercial speed of 20 km / h).
These two line extensions serve
neighborhoods that are now very isolated with vulnerable populations, as well as neighborhoods in
development like the one located around the new Salé hospital.
The goal is to connect them
in the heart of the city. These extensions reinforce the structuring role of transport
collective in Rabat-Salé, supplemented by individual and collective buses and taxis.
The project, which
includes fittings from facade to facade, is also very structuring for the
urban development dynamic in Rabat-Salé and is part of the ambitious policy of
urban regeneration, in particular the “Rabat Ville Lumière” program or the
of urban development around the new university hospital center of Salé.