📩 23/09/2020 10:38
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer Attended the opening of the Carbon Footprint Installation in Kordon on September 22, Car Free Day. Soyer said, “Our aim is to reduce carbon emissions and raise awareness in our city by ensuring that only pedestrians, cyclists and public transportation vehicles are present on the streets instead of motor vehicles on the 'Car-Free City Day'.”
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which organized a series of events within the scope of European Mobility Week, closed Kordon to traffic on September 22, Car Free Day, and left it to pedestrians. First Kordon, where various events are organized throughout the day, from DJ performances to juggling shows, also hosted the opening of the Carbon Footprint Installation. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor marching to Gündoğdu Square via Kıbrıs Şehitleri Caddesi, accompanied by a cortege with the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Band. Tunç Soyerattended the opening of the Carbon Footprint Installation in the old phaeton area in Kordon. Soyer, who placed the brick with the inscription "Zero Emission Mobility for Everyone" on the installation bearing the slogan "Let's All Leave Green Traces, Not Black Together", said, "Today, we are closing Kordon to traffic and leaving it to pedestrians within the scope of the program we created with the slogan "Reset Carbon Emissions, Let Izmir Take a Deep Breath". Our aim is to reduce carbon emissions and raise awareness in our city by ensuring that only pedestrians, cyclists and public transportation vehicles are present on the streets instead of motor vehicles on the 'Car-Free City Day'.
"We want to increase urban mobility"
Emphasizing that İzmir's shared bicycle system BİSİM has been providing free service for two days within the scope of the European Mobility Week, Soyer said, “We are conducting comprehensive studies and awareness activities to increase urban mobility in our city, to encourage pedestrian and bicycle transportation, and to reduce the use of private vehicles as much as possible by popularizing public transportation. " said.
Emphasizing that Izmiras Routes, which will connect all tourism areas of Izmir with bicycle and walking paths with infrastructure and superstructure arrangements, green corridors and digital tourism applications, are an important part of the works in this field, Soyer said that Izmir's culture, history, gastronomy, rural and said that they link nature destinations. Stating that they have determined four green corridors that will connect Izmir city center to natural areas without interruption, Soyer said: “In this context, the Northern Route between Bostanlı and Yamanlar; The South Route of Kültürpark, Meles and Kaynaklar Village; East Route of Yeşilova - Smyrna and Homer Valley; Karşıyaka - We determined the route of Gediz Delta as the West Route. Only with the Efeler Yolu project, a 500-kilometer walking path will be implemented on the East Route. Within the framework of our Izmir Transportation Master Plan and Izmir Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan; With environmentally friendly transportation solutions, we reduce automobile use and establish a transportation system focused on pedestrian and bicycle use and public transportation. We make all our transportation investments in line with these goals. "