Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, EuroVelo participated in the official opening program of the 8th Mediterranean Route Izmir Route. Soyer said that the inclusion of the 500-kilometer Ephesus-Bergama route in Izmir alone, from Turkey, is a source of pride for the city.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the official opening of EuroVelo 8th Mediterranean Route Izmir Route, which encourages the creation, support and operation of a sustainable Trans-European Transport Network in the entire European Continent, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç SoyerMade with the participation of The President made a short speech at the ceremony held in Teos Ancient City in Seferihisar. Tunç SoyerExpressing that they are proud of İzmir being included in this transportation network. Soyer said, “When we say bicycle, we think of sports and health. At the same time, the bicycle, which also provides transportation, has now turned into a sustainable tourism instrument.”
"A great pride for Izmir"
Stating that EuroVelo is an extraordinarily strong prestige brand, the Chairman Tunç Soyer, said: “EuroVelo is also a very good instrument for sustainable tourism. Because it is an instrument that is not limited to the sea and sand season and makes it possible to go beyond classical tourism destinations. The fact that only İzmir has entered from Turkey and that the 500-kilometer Efe-Bergama route was included in this international network last year is a great pride for the city. I would like to thank especially the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Department of Transportation for making this possible. They really made us all proud. And I wish that new routes will be added to international routes under the umbrella of this international brand.”
The video sent by Christopher Najdovski, President of the European Cyclists Federation (ECF) and Deputy Mayor of Paris, was also watched in the program. Then, Feridun Ekmekçi and Adnan Cangır, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, on behalf of EuroVelo Turkey National Coordinator Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (ENVERÇEVKO) Association Tunç SoyerHe gave a plaque of appreciation for his contributions. Within the scope of the program, the cyclists, who participated in the bicycle tour between Teos Ancient City and Azmak Bay, pedaled for approximately 17 kilometers. The program came to an end after the cycling tour.
It will create a sustainable economy for many sectors
Last year, the European Cyclists Federation accepted Izmir's request to be included in EuroVelo, with a 500-kilometer bicycle route connecting the ancient cities of Bergama and Ephesus. With İzmir joining this network, contribution will be made to the sustainable tourism, transportation and economic development of the city. Tourists with bicycles coming to Izmir with the EuroVelo Route; It will create a sustainable economy for many sectors by visiting accommodation points, eating and drinking places, historical and cultural values.
Günceleme: 19/09/2020 14:39