Cyclists Won in Izmir Metro and Izban But…

Many actions that cyclists have done consecutively in the last two months in İzmir yielded results; Bicycles were started to be purchased from Izban and Metro wagons as of January 1. It was revealed that the grounds such as “our wagons are not suitable for this” and “we cannot endanger the safety of our passengers”, which were put forward by Metro and Izban, had no basis. Because the ban has been lifted without doing anything except sticking banners and stickers that determine the hours and rules that the bike can ride. Wagons are the same wagons, passengers are the same passengers and nothing happened to anyone. As a result, Izmir Metro and Izban (which was meaningless from the beginning) lifted this ban and delighted a handful of cyclists who were trying hard to make İzmir the city of bicycles.
However, leaving the joy of cyclists in half, "Bicycle cannot be carried by escalator and elevator." is forbidden. According to cyclists, officials need to rethink this issue immediately. Because considering that a bicycle with an average weight of 13-14 kg and various metal protrusions is thought to be 30-35 meters in depth at some stations, it is very dangerous and impossible for both the carrier and other passengers. This ban means to passengers "don't come by your bike". This ban may be understandable because the walking staircase is narrow, but it is not understandable why the elevator prohibits cyclists.
Apparently, the ability of cyclists to ride to Izban and the Metro is stuck with other “prohibitions” for now.

Source: Radikal

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