Capital's First Ankara Cycling Master Plan is Unveiled

Capital's First Ankara Cycling Master Plan is Unveiled

Capital's First Ankara Cycling Master Plan is Unveiled

While Ankara Metropolitan Municipality continues its works for the 53,6-kilometer bicycle path project, it has also prepared a 2040-kilometer "Ankara Bicycle Strategy and Master Plan", which is planned to be implemented gradually until 210 in the Capital. The master plan, prepared within the scope of the 'Global Future Cities Programme', will be introduced to the public at 19:11.00 on Friday, XNUMX November, hosted by the Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş.

EGO General Directorate, which took action to reduce environmental pollution and popularize the use of bicycles in public transportation in the capital, implemented the 53,6-kilometer bicycle path project initiated by the Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş.

After the ongoing bicycle path project under the coordination of the EGO General Directorate, the Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Department prepared the first "Ankara Bicycle Strategy and Master Plan" of Başkent, which consists of 2040 kilometers, which it plans to implement gradually until 210. Along with the 53,6-kilometer bicycle path project and the master plan, the bicycle path will consist of 275 routes and 87 stations with a total length of 38 kilometers to the Capital. kazanwill be raised.

THE MASTER WILL ANNOUNCE THE PLAN WITH THE PRESIDENT SLOW PROMOTIONAL MEETING

The introductory meeting of the "Ankara Bicycle Strategy and Master Plan" project, which was prepared in cooperation with the Metropolitan Municipality and ARUP within the scope of the "Global Future Cities Programme" and supported by the United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) fund, was held on Friday, 19 November. It will be hosted by the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Mansur Yavaş, at 11.00:XNUMX.

Ankara City Council, non-governmental organizations, academic circles, foreign mission representatives and bicycle lovers, who work in this field and are among the project stakeholders, will attend the introductory meeting to be held at the Metropolitan Municipality Conference Hall.

At the master plan promotion meeting, where the opening speech will be made by Yavaş, representatives of the Metropolitan Municipality, British Embassy and ARUP will also make presentations and explain the future vision of Başkent regarding bicycle use and infrastructure.

PILOT REGION BATIKENT

In the first bicycle master plan of Ankara, which will be implemented in order to offer alternative transportation opportunities in the city, increase mobility, prevent traffic congestion and environmental pollution, Batıkent has been determined as the pilot region.

The bike path, whose project has been completed in Batıkent, will be watched by the participants of the meeting using the virtual reality application.

HUMAN AND SAFETY ARE AT THE FOREIGHT IN THE PROJECT

The master plan, which was prepared with the vision of “to ensure the adoption of the bicycle as a type of urban transportation for everyone and its integration into the public transportation system”, will have an inclusive content that puts people at its center.

The plan, in which all the necessary measures for safe driving were taken, was also prepared by taking into account the opinions of experts on many issues, from the need for parking spaces to how the population growth rate and bicycle usage rates would change, from the habits of cyclists to their usage preferences.

Within the scope of the "Ankara Bicycle Strategy and Master Plan", the stations on the routes determined by the field investigation will also be integrated into public transportation vehicles.

BICYCLE MASTER PLAN ALSO SUPPORTS ANKARA CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

While the master plan was being prepared, the opinions of approximately 10 thousand capital city residents were obtained through an online survey; Transportation habits, their approach to cycling and their evaluations on bicycle networks were also taken into consideration.

The "Ankara Bicycle Strategy and Master Plan", which aims to develop cycling culture in the capital, establish an environmentally friendly bicycle network, increase mobility and urban health in the city, also supports the ongoing "Ankara Climate Action Plan".

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