With the new application of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, it will be possible to travel on city buses with folding bicycles at certain times.
The Metropolitan Municipality, which has undertaken important projects on the way of Izmir to be a “bicycle city”, is starting a new application. With the application, which came into force on August 26, you can travel on city buses by folding bicycles at certain times.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, one by one, removes the obstacles for cyclists to benefit from public transportation to promote and encourage the use of bicycles in the city. Within the framework of the decision made by the General Directorate of ESHOT, it is possible to benefit from the public transportation service by bicycle users, folding bicycles in certain time zones as of August 26, 2019.
Accordingly, the city buses can be boarded on the weekends and public holidays with folded bikes during the week between 09.00-16.00 and 21.00-06.00 hours.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in recent years with the arrangements made by the rail system and sea transport provided the benefit of the bicycle passengers, some buses have mounted special apparatus for the transport of non-folding bicycles.
Sample city in bicycle transportation
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, which turns towards environmentally friendly transportation models in order to find a solution to the traffic density and contribute to the exit from the climate crisis, carries out important studies to popularize the use of bicycles in the city. Increased use of bicycles with the introduction of bicycle paths and bicycle rental system "BİSİM", which were brought to the city, gained momentum when İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer encouraged the citizens of İzmir to use bicycle transportation by preferring frequent cycling instead of the office car. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality plans to increase the existing bicycle path in the city to 2030 kilometers by 453, to provide access to the inner parts of the city by bicycle, and to increase the access of bicycle stations to the rail system networks and transfer centers. Izmir, the EU-funded "Come Turkey Bike" project was selected as a pioneer in the city.