With the cooperation of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality and ASELSAN, the tender for the 'Smart City Traffic Safety Project' to be implemented on the main arteries and boulevards of the city was made. The project, which will be brought to the city in cooperation with ASELSAN, will be completed until 2023. Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir, who said that it will be a first in Turkey in terms of scope and content, stated that the importance of the project will be understood more clearly, the instant radars will be removed and the speed will increase.
Within the scope of the works completed in one year under the coordination of the Metropolitan Municipality Department of Transportation, the tender of the 'Smart City Traffic Safety Project' was held, which aims to modernize and make the geometries of the intersections that disrupt the traffic flow speed and synchronization on the existing road routes and to manage them with a digital system. Project; It will be managed over the digital system with artificial intelligence software and will bring order and quality to the public transportation system.
Kadir Gürkan, the head of the Transportation Department, said that they are very pleased with the completion of the tender process. Expressing that the field investments will start in a short time, Gürkan said, “Our project, which we have realized as a result of intensive work and feasibility studies for more than a year with the support of our Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir, was tendered. A contract will be signed with the company that won the tender, and investment preparations will begin. We aim to complete the project, which we will start from İsmet İnönü Boulevard, until 2023. In order to make the flow of traffic safe and efficient, we will work simultaneously with many institutions and organizations such as SASKİ, YEDAŞ, SAMGAZ, Superonline and Türk Telekom in the modernization of infrastructure installations.
AS SPEED INCREASES, TRAFFIC SAFETY WILL INCREASE
Stating that they will mark a first in Turkey in terms of scope and content, Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir said that they attach great importance to the project. Stating that the importance will be understood more clearly when it comes to life, President Demir said, “We will have solved the majority of traffic and transportation problems with small touches. It will increase the speed of vehicles in motion, increase traffic safety and reduce accidents. It will make the entrances and exits in the south of the city faster. It will enable vehicles to travel longer distances by burning less fuel in Atatürk Boulevard, 100. Yıl Boulevard and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Boulevard. Emission release will decrease. It will encourage us to use the highway infrastructure more efficiently. It will make a serious contribution to the reduction of environmental and air pollution ”.
INSTANT RADARS REMOVE
Stating that they will create speed corridors and remove instant radars in order to make the traffic flow safer and more efficient, Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir said, “We will increase the speed limits in the speed corridors. When we do this, there will be no instant radar. Not instantaneously over current speed limits, but average speed determinations within the distance between two points will be taken into account. With this, we want to prevent loss of life and property in traffic accidents. We designed a digital system that does not have a human factor and collects the fee electronically for parking with the license plate recognition system, as in bridges and highways. By using technology efficiently at the highest level, we will also reduce the human resource cost. Therefore, we will have made serious savings in financial terms, ”he said.