Mayor Kocaoğlu told the projects of transportation to Europeans: In Izmir where suburban transport was interrupted due to the strike, the 2016 Autumn General Meeting of the European Regions Council hosted by the Metropolitan Municipality started with the title of eleri transportation Başkan. Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, 35 told the representatives of the European country transportation investments in the city.
The event, which was organized with the theme of. Sustainable Mobility: A New World ulaşım and the representatives of 35 European countries in the field of transportation in total, began in Izmir. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the two-day event, Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, gave information about transportation projects in the city and ongoing investments. The Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality Aziz Kocaoğlu, who made the opening speech of the 2016 Autumn General Assembly of the European Regions Council, emphasized that Izmir is a livable city that continuously improves the quality of life. Talking about the rail system investments and projects that have a great importance in urban transportation, Kocaoğlu said, “As the local government of İzmir, we have established a list of priorities in order to achieve a sustainable urban development.
We placed transportation to the first row. In order to minimize fossil fuel consumption in urban transport, we attach great importance to rail system investments. We already found the 130 mileage. We work day and night for two separate tram lines on both sides of the city. We would like to minimize the wheel load on public transportation. We are establishing the largest electric bus fleet in Europe. Our new ship 15 also has environmental features. Thanks to the Smart Traffic System that we have implemented in step by step, waiting times will be reduced at the intersections. Thus, while reducing air pollution, we will also provide significant savings in fuel. I must also say that we have increased the use of bicycles in the city. The new bicycle paths we opened, the rental bike system that attracted great interest and the fact that the bicycles were portable with the rail system made Izmir a 'bicycle-friendly' city at a time. As it is understood from all these, we are behind our promise to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 by 20 until Tüm.
Mayor Kocaoglu stated that the project 'Swimable Gulf' is very important for the environment and Izmir. Kocaoğlu stated that Izmir Bay will be opened again by opening circulation channels, just as 70-80 will be able to be re-swept as it was the year before. 3-4 will make you understand what we mean today in a new journey to Izmir. You should feel very fortunate to witness this change in İzmir, one of the most ambitious cities in the Mediterranean. As İzmir's local government, we can summarize our basic policy as 'creating the city of the future while not consuming the resources of the future from today'. Because we know that our greatest responsibility is against future generations. Çünkü
Buğra Gökçe, the Secretary General of the Metropolitan Municipality gave briefing about transportation investments and projects.