Izmir Metropolitan Municipality decided to pedestrian Bornova Street in Alsancak. Opinions of residents and tradesmen were taken before the implementation project.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality took another step in pedestrianization of Alsancak and decided to pedestle Bornova Street (1469 Street). The UKOME decision, which envisages the restriction of vehicle traffic, is aimed to be implemented by the end of the year.
At the meeting held yesterday in Konak Municipality Türkan Saylan Cultural Center, the ideas of the people living and working in the region were taken about the pedestrianization project. The meeting was attended by Deputy Secretary General of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Eser Atak, Head of Transportation Department Mert Yaygel and Konak Deputy Mayor Ali Ulvi Dülger.
To be designed with the people of the region
Having made a presentation at the meeting, Eser Atak emphasized that the Alsancak Punta Region is planned to be transformed into a pedestrian priority area and that Bornova Street is the first step of this. Explaining why pedestrianization is necessary and the gains of pedestrianized streets and streets, Atak introduced the preliminary project prepared for Bornova Street. Attack gives examples from the world and Turkey, "one of the most beautiful examples of close and Alsancak Cyprus Martyrs Street. Everyone knows how profitable and valuable the workplaces here are. Bornova Street is a street where pedestrian traffic is very high but it is very difficult to walk. We aim to make this street pedestrian and restrict vehicle traffic by the end of the year. We want to listen to your opinions and suggestions to ensure that the preliminary project we prepared is finalized before the application. By the design stage, an accessibility level will emerge, including disadvantaged groups. "Pedestrianized Bornova Street will be designed with its inhabitants."
Suggestions will be taken into consideration
Alsancak Neighborhood Headman Hicran Akuzun stated that the project will further enliven social, cultural and economic life and minimize security weaknesses in the region. Later, residents of the region shared their opinions and suggestions about the project.
Noting the objections as well as the supports given to the project, Deputy Secretary General Atak stated that all of them will be taken into consideration, they are open to new opinions and suggestions, and that Bornova Street will be designed in the best way.
How will the new order be?
The street to be pedestrian will only be open to vehicle traffic between 04.00-10.00 for the loading, loading and unloading works of tradesmen and citizens. Between these hours, vehicles will enter the street from Ataturk Street (Sait Altinordu Square) and will work one-way towards 1. Kordon.