Brochure response to tramway

Brochure reaction to the tram: Professional chambers, despite the delivery of the place for the construction of the 5 month Konak and Karşıyaka He criticized the Metropolitan for its tram projects with its informative brochure titled 'Word of mouth tram'.

Konak, which was tendered by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality about 5 months ago and delivered to the contractor firm, but the construction of which has not yet started Karşıyaka The tram projects were also the subject of criticism of trade associations affiliated to TMMOB. Professional chambers accusing the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for not informing the public sufficiently prepared a brochure about the project, which is of great importance in solving the urban public transportation problem. TMMOB Izmir Provincial Coordination Board members, who distributed the information brochures they gave the name of 'tram by word of mouth' to the citizens at the entrance of the Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar, accused the Metropolitan Municipality of not exhibiting a transparent structure during the project phase.

Reading the press release on behalf of the Provincial Coordination Board, Chamber of City Planners Izmir Branch Chairman Özlem Şenyol Kocaer said that the Metropolitan Municipality did not show a participatory approach in the tram project on the city's agenda and turned the project into a follow-up on the press. Stating that the needs and ideas of the people of İzmir, who are the real owners of the city, were ignored while preparing the tram projects, Kocaer said, “The Metropolitan Municipality did not exhibit a transparent structure during the project development process and it was asked to be content with the information spread by word of mouth. The detailed examination reports and suggestions of our trade associations, which were created in line with the information they obtained with limited means, were conveyed to the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which is running the tram project, and the project was requested to be revised by considering the suggestions presented. On the other hand, as in the period from the beginning of the tram project to the development process, the insistent attitude of not taking a participatory approach is maintained, although information cannot be shared with the relevant circles.

The brochure prepared by professional associations was prepared under 5 main headings. Under the heading of 'Why we prepared this brochure', it was stated that the Metropolitan Municipality, which is responsible for the transportation of the city, did not take into account any suggestions offered by the professional chambers, which did not inform the public sufficiently at any stage of the project, the main owner of the city was not listened to, and the principle of participation was not implemented.



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