Environmental and Sustainable Transportation Project from Ankara Metropolitan

Environmental and Sustainable Transportation Project from Ankara Metropolitan
Environmental and Sustainable Transportation Project from Ankara Metropolitan

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality continues to bring environmental friendly and sustainable transportation projects together with the citizens of the Capital. All stakeholders attended the closing event of the 'Integrating the Connected Micromobility Infrastructure into Existing Public Transport (MeHUB) Project' carried out by the General Directorate of EGO and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality continues to bring together sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation projects with the citizens of the Capital.

EGO General Directorate held a closing event on 100 December 31 due to the completion of the 'Integrating the Connected Micromobility Infrastructure into Existing Public Transport (MEHUB) Project), signed with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and supported by a 2021 percent grant. EGO General Manager Nihat Alkaş, as well as EGO Deputy General Managers, NGO Representatives, Ankara City Council members, Ankara Bicycle City Council members, and Batıkent and Eryaman neighborhood headmen attended the event.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS BRING TO LIFE TOGETHER

EGO General Directorate Projects Branch Manager Onur Alp Ünal made a presentation on 'Integrating the Connected Micromobility Infrastructure into Existing Public Transport (MeHUB) Project'; It was informed that 60 of the 46-bicitrate charging stations were placed at the subway entrances, especially on the subjects of reducing the use of automobiles, contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions, and increasing the mobility of bicycles.

EGO General Manager Nihat Alkaş said that they have implemented one of the environmental and sustainable transportation projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions and the use of motor vehicles, and made the following assessments:

“We have laid the foundations of an innovative approach to sustainable transportation in our city with our projects that will expand micromobility transportation modes in our Capital. The contract of the project named MeHUB for Integrating Connected Micromobility Infrastructure into Existing Public Transport, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an organ of the European Union, was signed by the General Directorate of EGO on September 3, 2021. Within the scope of the project, we carry out the processes of optimizing micromobility vehicles and roads, determining the capacity and locations of charging stations by obtaining the usage data of Micromobility vehicles such as bicycles and scooters in Ankara. In this way, we aim to reduce the use of automobiles, thus contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions, increasing other micro-mobility and determining new bicycle path routes.”

BICYCLE SHARING SYSTEM WILL BE EXTENDED IN THE CAPITAL WITH THE SMART ANKARA PROJECT

Explaining that they will ensure the spread of the bicycle sharing system with approximately 2022 electric bicycles to be procured within the scope of the "SMART Ankara Project" with an EU grant in 408, Alkaş continued his speech as follows:

“As EGO General Directorate, we are grateful to the SMART Ankara Project, which is supported by the European Union Delegation to Turkey and coordinated by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, in order to enable sustainable transportation in Ankara, to create a transportation plan based on a long-term vision and strategy, and to ensure the integration of the city with other transportation modes. we started. Within the scope of our project, whose bidding processes continue in two components, goods and services will be purchased with a grant of approximately 81 million TL. Service procurement and goods procurement tender processes have started. It is envisaged that the service procurement tender contract will be signed in the second quarter of 2022 and that the procurement of goods tender processes will be completed in 2022.

Stating that with the SMART Ankara Project, a prestigious city plan in European countries and a sustainable urban mobility plan with a vision on the classical transportation plan will be prepared, Alkaş said, “Electric bicycles, charging stations and bicycle counters to be procured within the scope of this project and an electric bicycle sharing system will be established. Again, within the scope of the same project, we will make our subway stations and buses suitable for bicycle use by procuring equipment.”

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