Speaking at the opening ceremony of BİSİM stations, which were brought to Gaziemir, Mayor Halil Arda gave the good news that the number of stations will be increased to 4 and new bicycle paths will be built.
2 BİSİM stations on the Road of Love and in the Festival Area, which the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality brought to Gaziemir, were put into service with a ceremony. CHP Izmir Provincial Vice Presidents İsfahan Naki and Sedredil Coşkuner, CHP Gaziemir District Chairman Kasım Özkan and members of the board of directors, Good Party Gaziemir District Chairman Sedat Dağ and board members, municipal council members, İZULAŞ General Manager Arda Şekercioğlu, Bicycle Pedestrian Access and Planning Branch Manager Özlem Taşkın Erten, Deputy Mayors Necati Kırmaz, Deniz Dinler, Hülya Abay, Ferdağ Yiğit and unit managers attended.
The number of stations will increase to 4
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mayor Halil Arda said that he was happy to eliminate a great deficiency in Gaziemir. Giving the good news that the number of stations in the district will increase soon, President Halil Arda said, “As a cyclist who spends weekends on a bicycle, I am happy to bring BİSİM to Gaziemir. This is a beginning. BİSİM will start serving with two stations in Gaziemir. Two stations may not seem sufficient, we will ask İZULAŞ General Manager Arda Şekercioğlu to increase this number rapidly. Two stations will also be built in Abdullah Arda Square and Emlak Bank Houses. But I see it as a deficiency that a station was not considered especially in the Sarnıç Region, which has the only bicycle path in our district. If we can add two stations between the Sarnıç İzban Station and the Sarnıç center, we will enable our citizens living in this region to reach İZBAN by bicycle. I would like to thank our Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer and the employees of the municipality ”.
New bicycle routes will be built in Gaziemir
Explaining that the contactless rental system was used for the first time in Gaziemir stations with the QR code implemented at BİSİM stations, Mayor Arda also shared the information that new bicycle paths will be added to the district.
Chairman Arda said: “QR code technology is used for the first time here in Gaziemir. The system will work with QR code. The necessary transactions will be made contactless, without a BİSİM card, with a credit card and the bike will be unlocked. We brought BİSİM, but we have a major deficiency in bicycle paths. Our Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is working on bringing new bicycle paths to Gaziemir. I wish the zoning plans had been made in the past years with bicycle paths in mind. Still, we are not considered to be late. "
Stating that people live a very fast life with the developing technology and this situation is not suitable for human nature, President Arda said, “We need to put the bicycle into our lives. We have to slow down our lives a little. We live with technology at great speed. Our body is not suitable for this speed. This speed in technology is reflected in our lives in such a way that we are experiencing difficulties. Bicycle actually comes into our lives as a means of transportation that will slow down our lives and keep us healthy by doing sports. I hope BISIM will be auspicious for Gaziemir ”.
After the opening ceremony held at the BİSİM Station on the Sevgi Yolu, Mayor Halil Arda rode with the participants to the city hall.