The environmentally friendly management approach of Mersin Metropolitan Mayor Vahap Seçer provided the city with an example that meets the purpose of the 3rd World Cycling Day. Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Department teams provided an 8-kilometer-long bicycle path to the coastal road between Erdemli District Kargıpınarı and Alata Neighborhoods.
Separate road for cyclists and pedestrians
The bicycle path has made approximately 5 meters of the 8-meter-wide and 2,5-kilometer-long road in the coastal strip of the Metropolitan, Erdemli District Kargıpınarı and Alata Neighborhoods. The road, which is closed to vehicle traffic, was used extensively by pedestrians, especially during the summer months, and was among the routes preferred by cyclists. The chaos created by the road used by cyclists and pedestrians at the same time sometimes posed a danger to children.
Bicycle path getting ready for World Bicycle Day
Metropolitan brought an environmentally friendly solution to the 8-kilometer road. The Metropolitan Municipality Directorate of Transportation, which started its activities before the 2018 June World Cycling Day, announced by the United Nations in 3, provides an 3 km long bicycle path to the region on 8 June. Completing asphalt, landscape and cleaning works on the road, Büyükşehir started bicycle road works with its Road Line Vehicle. Using an average of 1200 kilograms of cold road marking paint, the teams arranged the road for cyclists and pedestrians. The teams continued their line work on the road with sheet and figure drawing works.
Citizens will be able to pedal for 8 kilometers without interruption
With the onset of the summer months, citizens staying at the summer houses or hotels in the region have the chance to pedal continuously for 8 kilometers on the coastal road. Pedestrians pass through the northern part of the road, and cyclists pass through the south. Thus, the confusion on the road is prevented and the safety of the children is ensured. The bicycle path that Metropolitan has brought to Erdemli also provides an opportunity for citizens to prefer the bicycle as a means of transportation. The overlapping service of Metropolitan for the purpose of June 3 World Cycling Day provides environmental and economic benefits to both the city and the people.