Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerIn line with the goal of increasing the number of parking lots in the city BayraklıSmyrna Car Park, whose construction was completed in , was put into service. Speaking at the ceremony, Mayor Soyer stated that the project was brought to the city with a cost of 66 and a half million liras and said, "Smyrna Car Park is the largest in Turkey and one of the first five largest fully automatic parking lots in Europe." The parking lot can be used free of charge until February 28.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, BayraklıTurkey's largest fully automatic car park with a capacity of 66 vehicles, which was brought into service with an investment of 500 million 636 thousand liras, was put into service. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç SoyerStating that they are proud to open one of Turkey's largest and Europe's first five largest fully automatic car parks, he said, "We will solve the accumulated problems despite the economic crisis, the pandemic and all the obstacles placed in front of İzmir." The parking lot can be used free of charge until February 28.
President at the opening ceremony of the parking lot Tunç SoyerMustafa Özuslu, Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Bugra Gokce, Bayraklı Mayor Serdar Sandal, Konak Mayor Abdül Batur, Gaziemir Mayor Halil Arda, Seferihisar Mayor İsmail Adult, Kemalpaşa Mayor Rıdvan Karakayalı, Güzelbahçe Mayor Mustafa İnce, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality bureaucrats and city council members were accompanied.
“We also created an open parking lot”
Stating that they are working hard to increase welfare and distribute it fairly with the goal of a sustainable city in harmony with nature, the President Tunç Soyer“We are proud to open Turkey's largest fully automatic car park after the Buca Metro, the biggest investment in İzmir's history, which we laid on February 14th. In addition, we have created an open parking lot for 108 vehicles in this region. We will continue our efforts to increase the number of parking lots in the city.”
“We have reached a capacity of approximately 6 thousand vehicles”
Stating that Smyrna Car Park got its name from the square where it is located, Mayor Soyer continued his words as follows: “This car park, Bayraklı It will start to serve as the newest value of our district. While taking office, I stated that we would take the necessary steps to solve the parking problem of İzmir immediately. I said that we want to realize investments in multi-storey, underground, automatic and modern parking lots throughout our city. Over the past few years, we have moved step by step towards this goal. We opened the Selvili Car Park in Karabağlar, with a capacity of 20 vehicles and 160 motorcycles, with a cost of approximately 38 million liras. Then, we put the underground car park with a capacity of 153 vehicles into service at the Yeşilyurt Mustafa Necati Cultural Center.
We put into service an underground car park for 824 vehicles at Üçkuyular Transfer Center. In the city, we put into service an open car park with a capacity of 4 thousand 75 vehicles. Together with the Smyrna Car Park with a capacity of 636 vehicles, we have succeeded in putting an indoor and outdoor car park with a capacity of approximately 6 thousand vehicles into the service of our citizens in the last three years. We will continue to build new parking lots throughout the city without interruption.”
“One of the top five big car parks in Europe”
Emphasizing that Smyrna Car Park, whose design, software and manufactures are made by local companies, is Turkey's largest and one of the first five largest fully automatic car parks in Europe, Chairman Soyer said, “We have implemented our car park with an investment of 66 and a half million liras. Our 100-meter-high investment, made of steel construction in an area of 44 square meters in Adalet Mahallesi, consists of 18 vehicle parking floors. 12 times are reserved for passenger cars and 6 times are reserved for high vehicles. Smyrna Car Park has a fully autonomous system. With a software with high speed and energy efficiency, 6 vehicles will be able to enter and exit at the same time. Drivers will receive their vehicle in an average of 3 and a half minutes. This region, which also includes the Izmir Courthouse, is one of the new centers of Izmir, which hosts large business centers and offices. We are making this investment to alleviate this intensity. We will continue to work with all our strength to increase the welfare of İzmir and ensure its fair share.”
”We are building Izmir with iron nets“
Stating that their basic principle in every project implemented is to use the resources generated by the taxes of the people in the most efficient way, Mayor Soyer said, “In this process, we directly listen to the demands and priority needs of the people of Izmir. On the one hand, we are solving the parking problem of Izmir in order to manage the traffic of the city. On the other hand, we are starting to commission public transportation lines. We weave Izmir with iron nets. Like the Buca Metro, the biggest investment in İzmir's history, the foundation of which we laid on February 14 at the beginning of this week. Narlıdere Metro, which we will put into service in the 100th anniversary of our Republic, is like Çiğli Tram.
“We don't just put our hands under the stone, we reveal our body”
Emphasizing that three things are needed to build a city where more prosperous and happy people live, Mayor Soyer said, “First; Strategies and projects that feed on common sense and have scientific foundations. Latter; strong cooperation and solidarity among the stakeholders of the city. And the third; our steadfast stance on improving life. Our conscience and our courage. I believe that all of these come together in Izmir. We take every step we do, first with a common mind, then with solidarity and courage. We don't just put our hands under the stone, we reveal our body, mind and heart. It is with this determination that Izmir will solve all its problems that have accumulated over decades. We will solve this together. We will solve it not only for ourselves, but also for our children who will live in this city after us. Despite the economic crisis, the pandemic and all the obstacles placed in front of İzmir, we will solve it. The car park that we have opened today and all our other works are the product of such a determination.”
“You have cured our troubles”
Bayraklı Mayor Serdar Sandal, on the other hand, thanked the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the extraordinary work carried out under the leadership of Mayor Soyer and said, “You have cured our troubles. BayraklıI would also like to thank you for being with us in our needs. Bayraklı We have never felt alone. We received an investment of more than 250 million liras from the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in our district. This is reflected in the well-being of our citizens," he said.
After the opening speeches, President Soyer walked around the parking lot and got information about the operation from the officials.