The award ceremony of the Social Bicycle Competition held in Izmir at the same time with 29 European cities as part of the European Mobility Week was held today.
The award ceremony of the Social Bicycle Competition organized by the European Commission Joint Research Center within the scope of the European Mobility Week (EuropeanMobilityWeek) was held today in Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer gave his awards to the cyclists from Izmir, who ranked in the competition.
The competition, which was also supported by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, was held simultaneously with 29 European cities from September 16 to October 6. 297 bicycle users participated in the competition, which aims to make cycling a social activity. Organized in three categories as singles, couples and groups, contestants recorded their distances thanks to the BikePrints application they downloaded on their mobile phones.
The aim is to promote the bike as a means of transportation
At the ceremony, Tunç Soyer said that they wanted to promote the bike as a means of transportation in İzmir. Speaking of two transportation-related goals to improve the quality of life in İzmir, Soyer continued his words: “The first of these goals is to promote healthy, reliable, accessible, cheap public transportation and bicycle use. The second is to actively expand the smart traffic system throughout Izmir. Our main approach is to expand the environment-friendly, safe and healthy alternative transportation options such as public transportation and bicycles by reducing the use of individual vehicles in cities that are growing day by day. ”
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer became the first user of the gift bikes. Soyer presented the first place in the singles category to İlhami Emre Karacivan, the winners of the couples category, Mustafa Kemal Kara and Züleyha Dikbaş, and the winners of the group category to Kıvanç Dükkancı, Yiğit Yılmaz, Canan Ocak and Berdan Arslan. A bicycle bag was given to 30 participants determined by the drawing by the European Commission Joint Research Center.