Mobility Week Activities Begin in İzmir

activity week starts in izmir
activity week starts in izmir

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is celebrating the European Mobility Week with many cities. During the week Tem Let's Walk Together Tem, some streets and streets will be closed to traffic, and activities that encourage walking and cycling will be organized. 22 In September public transport will be 1 penny.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality will organize a series of events within the scope of "Mobility Week" between September 16-22 and "City-free City Day" on September 22. For this reason, the public transportation usage fee will be 22 penny on September 2019, 1 and the BISIM bike sharing system will be free on September 21-22, 2019. Hiking and cycling tours will also be organized to create a more environmentally friendly and environmentally friendly Izmir.

Hiking in nature

This year's theme of Mobility Week is “Let's Walk Together (Walk With Us). In this context, the "walking in nature" program will be held on September 17. For the awareness walk with the health emphasis on the route frequently used by hiking clubs, you will meet at Balçova Therapy Forest at 18.00. Also on September 18 and 20 Karşıyaka Disabled Awareness Center will be visited with the students of Secondary School, Mavişehir Elementary School, Konur Alp Özcan Secondary School and Güzelyalı Secondary School.

Social bicycle competition

One of the most interesting activities of Mobility Week is the Social Bike Competition. Bike lovers who download the “BikePrints” application via Google Play and Apple before September 16 will be able to earn points for the city by cycling to bicycle points established in two different points of Izmir. Doing sports and competing with other cities in Europe, the mileage calculated by the citizens of Izmir and the most pedaling city will be the first. Izmir had become the European Champion of 2017 city in a similar competition in 52.

Walking arm in arm

Within the scope of "City-free City Day" on September 22 and "Open Streets Day", which was celebrated for the first time this year in Europe, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles, to take measures to encourage citizens to benefit from public transportation, a healthier and environmentally friendly Izmir. a series of events were planned to create. In this context, Alsancak Bornova Sokak (21 Sokak) on September 1469 and part of Cumhuriyet Boulevard on September 22 will be closed to traffic all day long. As part of the “Let's Walk Together” event on Saturday, September 21, with the participation of people with disabilities from the Kordon entrance, the arm will be walked to the entrance of Alsancak Station.

Interview and documentary screening

Another event will be bicycle focused on September 21. Cyclists who will come together in İnciraltı City Forest for cycling tour, conversation and documentary screening, will be cycling at 18.00 and go to the Historical Gas House. There will be an interview at the gas station and a documentary screening called "Why We Cycle". On the 22nd of September, many booths will be opened in the area where Cumhuriyet Boulevard and Ali Çetinkaya Boulevard, which is closed to traffic, intersect. Sports Games Area, Bicycle Exhibition Area, Children's Workshop Area, Pedestrian and Bicycle Platform, Smothie Bike, Garden Games Area, Workshop Area and will be the stage towards the entrance of Gündoğdu. Especially this year, there will be events for people with disabilities.

In various cities of the world, September 16-22 is celebrated annually as "Mobility Week" and September 22 as "City-free Car Day". Various events are organized throughout Europe under the name of public transportation day, bicycle day, living streets / green roads day, environmentally sensitive transportation day, environment and health day, entertainment / shopping day and city-free city day with the participation of millions during the Mobility Week. Various activities have been held in İzmir within the scope of the European Mobility Week for the last four years.

This year for the first time in Europe, it will be celebrated as "Open Streets Day" on September 22 in the same day as "City-free City Day". On City Day without Cars, it is expected to remind how the streets are used without motor vehicles, encourage public transportation, pedestrian transportation and bicycle use, embrace the streets, control air pollution and sound pollution, measure and compare measurements. On Open Streets Day, fun and inclusive events are organized for everyone, regardless of age, gender and physical performance level for a day or a week.



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