Muscat City has been was ranked first in the Arab world in the Arcadis ‘Sustainable Mobility Index 2017. The city of Muscat was ranked 83rd in the world according to the index which monitors the development of transport network and the focus on environmental standards. Hong Kong topped the index followed by Zurich, Paris, Seoul, Prague, Vienna and Singapore.
In the Middle East, Muscat is followed by Doha, Kuwait City, Riyadh, Amman and Jeddah in the top six. “Cities in the Middle East are some of the world’s least sustainable when it comes to mobility. Limited public transport networks hold back cities such as Kuwait and Cairo, while high levels of air pollution and little commitment to lowering emissions challenge cities across the region. Riyadh, Amman and Jeddah are the three lowest scoring cities on the Index, owing to limited public transport networks and low environmental scores – due to high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution,” the report said.