3 On December World Day of People with Disabilities, 61 has reached the number of Red Flag holders in Izmir. The Red Flag represents areas accessible to disabled citizens.
The Red Flag application, which was implemented in İzmir for the first and only time in Turkey, is becoming more and more widespread. The number of “Red Flags” in the city has reached 2014, with the application launched in 61 to encourage making public spaces accessible to the disabled and to increase the number of these spaces. Menemen Municipality Emiralem Barrier-Free Life Center and Kemalpaşa Municipality Building are entitled to receive the Red Flag. kazanThe moment was the last two buildings.
The President of the Red Flag Commission and the Deputy Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Aysel Özkan, who made a statement on the subject, reminded that the implementation was implemented within the scope of ENGELSİZMİR Project and emphasized the importance of accessibility of the disabled to public spaces. Özkan called on all the institutions and organizations in Izmir to participate in the application to wave the red flags.
How to get a Red Flag?
In order to receive the Red Flag, a written application is first made to the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Social Projects Department. The committee, which is determined among the members of the commission, examines the space on site and evaluates it according to criteria such as ramps, horizontal circulation within the space, vertical circulation within the space, orientation and signs, and presents a report to the commission. The commission makes its decision based on the accessibility features of the area. The positive decision becomes final after the approval of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council and the relevant venue is entitled to receive the Red Flag. kazanhe's eating.
The Red Flag is given in three categories: 1, 2 and 3. One star is given to areas that provide 60 percent, 2 star percent 75 percent, 3 star minimum 90 percent of the accessibility criteria.
Some of the places that have Red Flag in İzmir are as follows: Izmir subway, buses affiliated to ESHOT, overpasses, buses affiliated to ESHOT General Directorate, overpasses affiliated to the Directorate of Transportation, ferries and piers connected to İZDENİZ A.Ş. , Bayraklı Course Center, Buca Hasanağa Garden, Dokuz Eylül University Distance Education and Research Center, Koçtaş Bornova Branch, Renaissance İzmir Hotel, Bornova Oral and Dental Health Center and Aliağa State Hospital.