Bicycle and Urban Workshop was held to promote the use of bicycles as a means of transportation, to design bicycle routes and routes, and to promote cycling tourism.
In cooperation with Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality, Youth Sports Provincial Directorate, Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism and 20 district municipalities, Bicycle and Urban Workshop was held in order to design bicycle routes in the city, to facilitate access to bicycles, to develop alternative tourism opportunities, to contribute to rural tourism and to promote bicycle tourism in the city. Secretary General of Metropolitan Municipality Mustafa Küçükkaptan, Provincial Director of Youth and Sports, Lokman Arıcıoğlu, Deputy Secretary General of Metropolitan Municipality Hüseyin Turan, Hüseyin Deniz, heads of relevant departments, bicycle clubs in Balıkesir and Associations and representatives from 20 district municipalities attended.
TARGET, BICYCLE FOR TRANSPORT
Making the opening speech of the meeting, Secretary General Mustafa Küçükkaptan stated that they, as the Metropolitan Municipality, aim to spread the use of bicycles in Balıkesir and increase the awareness on this issue. Turkey in for sport widely they want to use effectively as a means of transport bicycles used, the Küçükkaptan said they continue to work in this direction, economical use of bicycles, environmental, noted that in many areas the benefits, such as social and health care.
'WE WILL EXPAND USE BIKE'
Noting that the use of bicycles has important benefits in a more livable environment point away from energy efficiency, human health, pollution and noise, General Secretary Mustafa Küçükkaptan said, “Many countries are carrying out various studies in order to expand bicycle use and make it a part of transportation. We aim to expand the use of bicycles in Balıkesir due to its economic, social and environmental benefits, and we plan to set an example by increasing awareness on this issue. ” said.
'VISION AND SPORTS VIEW OF METROPOLITAN DIFFERENT'
Bike sport is a sport that can easily every part, said the trust symbolized by bike Youth and Sports Provincial Director Lokman Arıcıoğlu, "every day in Turkey is increasing interest in this sport, developing our bike path. The contributions of our Metropolitan Municipality are very valuable for us. The vision of our Metropolitan Municipality is very different from the perspective of sports. I would like to thank our Metropolitan Mayor Yücel Yılmaz and his team. I hope we will have big organizations together. ” found in the description.