53,7 Kilometer Long Bike Road Project to be Implemented in Ankara

ankarada kilometers long bike path project comes to life
ankarada kilometers long bike path project comes to life

Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mansur Yavaş announced the 6 kilometer “Bicycle Road Project taki, which is one of the new transportation projects of the capital, at the introductory meeting.

Speaking at the Bisiklet Ankara Bicycle Road Project Introduction Meeting da held in the Conference Hall of the Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor Yavaş shared the details of the 53,7 kilometer bicycle route prepared with the cooperation of EGO General Directorate, Non-Governmental Organizations, Universities and Professional Chambers.

Mayor Yavaş said, başlayarak Starting with the construction of the Bicycle Road within 3 months, we aim to complete 1 within the year ”.


Mayor Yavaş stated that he had the happiness of taking a step that will be a pioneer in transportation together with the change in management understanding in Ankara and said: “A world where the capital has been registered with national and international urban services, quality of life, environmental and human We want the city to be. At this point, transportation services and policy are of special importance. Because transportation is the service area that touches human life the most among urban services. ”


As stated before and after the elections, President Yavaş continued his speech by stating that they will not have any crazy projects.

Iz We will use our resources for the right jobs and for the benefit of our citizens. We will build a happy, peaceful and healthy city where people communicate with each other. The project we are promoting here today is exactly about this. We have professors who are experts in the field of transportation from various reputable universities. Again, the managers of our expert rooms in the field of transportation came here with excitement. We invited our mukhtars, neighborhood associations, and those who like special modes of transportation such as bicycles have been attending our meetings for a while. We have kept the principle of gibi participation landa in the foreground as in all other subjects. ”

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş stated that they care about bicycle transportation very much and continued his speech with these words:

“We started working since the first day I started to work. As we tried to determine the routes, we also worked intensively on bicycle operating models. In this process, we worked with attention to topography, urban mobility, central points, speed limits and demographic characteristics. During this period, we held regular meetings with NGOs, universities, professional chambers and bicycle users. As long as the Ministry of Environment and Urban Development, the EU Delegation to Turkey, the UK and the Netherlands Foreign Affairs Embassy of the United States it was in support of organizations like the Ministry. While building all of these cycling routes, we also carry out the integration process of the bicycle into public transport. We have examined many examples of countries related to this. We plan to apply the most suitable model for Ankara to public transport as soon as possible. ”


Mayor Yavaş said that within the scope of the “Bicycle Road Project bisiklet, bicycle channels were installed on the stairs of Metro stations and bicycle transport apparatuses were installed in the wagons and EGO buses.

Describing the objectives of the project, President Yavaş said, “Our goal is to contribute to the clean air of our city. Our goal is to build a healthier future by increasing the physical activities of our citizens living in our city. Our goal is to reduce fatal accidents and to save time and costs. I sincerely believe that we will achieve this..

In addition to the technical details of the project reminded that the important aspect is to ensure the social integration of bicycles, Mayor Yavaş said that within this scope, they will carry out studies to create awareness of bicycle transportation in the near nurseries, schools and universities.

As the Metropolitan Municipality explaining the route of the Bicycle Road on the map accompanied by cinevision, Yav 22 September European Mobility Week dık reminded that they reserved the streets of the capital for cyclists, Yav We saw the demand on this issue. The Union of Municipalities of Turkey, we are eligible to receive these awards for our work in the European Mobility Week. In this process, we also want to operate electric bicycles based on topography on our bicycle routes. In the first phase, we plan to buy 400 electric bicycles..


Mayor Yavaş stated that the Bike Path Project is planned to be divided into 6 groups to address all segments of Ankara and shared the details of the 6 bicycle path which consists of different routes:

“These routes include 8 university, 2 industrial zone, 20 public institutions, 30 schools, sports complexes, hospitals and many parks. There are a total of 500 thousand vehicles at a distance of 65 meters which we envision as walking distance to the route. This is very important for us, we need to ensure that these vehicles no longer enter the city. We want to provide this with this project. We connected our routes to metro stations. We do not have a route without a metro station connection. When we plan the second stage in the future, we aim to combine all these bike paths.


Yav We will establish an uninterrupted transportation network for cyclists, Başkan said President Yavaş, “We care about the safety of cyclists very much, and stayed away from high speed routes. In addition, all of these roads will be protected separated bicycle path. ”


The bicycle route described by Mayor Yavaş will be as follows: “The first route we will start is the National Library-Ankara and Gazi University route. Within this section; There are lines connecting AKM Metro Station and the Faculty of Political Sciences to the Faculty of Language, History and Geography. 7 from the National Library. This line includes the entrance to the street, the Anitkabir and the Beşevler Metro station, and the Ankara and Gazi University campuses. Carry it to the street. The line from the metropolitan municipality to the AKM Metro station will later be combined with the line planned by the Ministry of Environment and the plans are considered in this context. The line connecting the Faculty of Language, History and Geography to the Faculty of Political Sciences passes through Abdi İpekçi Park and Kurtuluş Park. We believe there is a route that will allow our students to breathe. ”


Mayor Yavaş stated that students are aware of the transportation problems experienced on the route of METU, Hacettepe, Bilkent and TOBB Universities and said: imiz Our students will be comfortable in 24 hour transportation. We've extended our paths to the campus entrance. We will provide transportation for our students within the campus with the bicycle stations that we will establish inside the campus and we will provide our students with easy access to metro stations. There are many public institutions on this route, which will also provide transportation to City Hospitals. This line, which we foresee to reduce the services of these institutions, also includes Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Medicine, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Department of Religious Affairs. TEPE Prime, which is also a point of attraction, can be reached via this route. ”


“This route is the longest separated cycle path. It is an important route that connects low income groups and high income groups. The bike path, which will start from Etimesgut Train Station, will connect Bağlıca Boulevard, Koru Metro Station and Ümitköy Metro Station on Hikmet Özer Street. This road is total 16,7 kilometers. There are Mesa Plaza, Arcadium, Galeria, Gordion Shopping Centers and schools on the route. Again Park Avenue is also on this route. The route also passes through Başkent University campus entrance and is expected to connect Bağlıca to the metro station. The area covered by the route is 26,5 square kilometers. At this location there are 49 thousand 300 young population, 43 thousand 500 student population. With the implementation of the bicycle path, we aim to reduce the rate of 19 thousand 400 vehicles entering the city. ”


Mr. Yavaş stated that the main purpose of designing bicycle paths is to integrate the system into public transportation systems and gave the following information:

Bisiklet We designed the bicycle paths in the Batıkent region. The line that will start from Batıkent Metro Station will follow 1904 Street, Atlantis Shopping Mall and Yıldırım Beyazıt Hospital route and will be connected to Botanic Metro Station. We attach great importance to this line which will increase the transportation possibilities of our organized industrial zones. We think that this line, which will connect our 167 thousand industrial employees to social facilities, shopping malls, schools and residential areas, will also contribute to our industry. As a healthy and economical means of transport, we are working to make bicycle transportation available to all segments of the society and to make it an alternative transportation model. On this route, we will have a cycling route with a total length of 7,8 kilometers. The area covered by the route is 7 square kilometers. There are 6 thousand 200 young population, 5 thousand 400 student population and 167 thousand industrial workers. With the implementation of the bicycle path, we aim to gradually reduce the entry of 6 thousand vehicles in this location into the city traffic. ”


Yav In this route where urban mobility is high density, we will build an optimal shopping center, 1 km bike route between eryaman 2-3.5 metro station and Göksu Park konuşan Mayor Yavaş said “There are schools and sports complexes around the route where these roads pass. The area covered by the route is 5 square kilometers. At this location there are 8 thousand 700 young population, 7 thousand 800 student population. With the implementation of the bicycle path, we aim to reduce the entry of 2 bin 700 vehicles into urban traffic. A total of 3 thousand 5 km line is planned. Düşünül


Mayor Yavaş pointed out that they will integrate the bicycle network with the metro stations located in Eryaman 5, the State Quarter and the Wonderland. Toplu There are 10 thousand young people, 22 thousand 19 students in the region covering the area of ​​200 kilometers. Again in this area there are 5 thousand 400 vehicles on average. With the implementation of the bicycle path, we aim to reduce the entry of these vehicles into urban traffic. There are also Metromall Mall, Galaxy Mall and Schools. For this reason, a route has been established in which city mobility is given priority. In total, 8 is thought to be a kilometer line. The average slope of the line is 3,8..


Mayor Yavaş stated that he had received a new proposal during a meeting with the Vice Rector of Yıldırım Beyazıt University and said, “He made an offer in the meeting with the rector. He said 24 is an area of ​​kilometers which is suitable for bicycle path between Çubuk-Pursaklar. We will include this area in bicycle path planning. Thus, 1 70-80 kilometers of cycling path in the year we will have made more. ”

Birlikte We will build the future together. We'il get together, talk. We will make decisions with common sense and finally believe that as I always say, we will make Ankara a city worthy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and compete with the World Capitals. Başkan Mayor Yavaş completed his speech by thanking the supporters from the drawing of the project to the financing and with the members of Bicycle Association. souvenir photo taken.

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