Istanbul Chamber of Planners (ŞPO) said that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş said that the solution to Istanbul traffic should be with light metro and rail systems instead of metrobus.
“We have reached 33 thousand passengers”
In his statement on August 14, Topbaş stated that they are about to introduce a smart system that will direct the traffic and realize the congestion and solve the traffic problems in the metrobus.
Topbas said that they would not increase the number of metrobus because the increasing number would cause more problems at the stations:
“In the world literature, the capacity of carrying passengers normally by buses is 12 thousand or 15 thousand per hour. We have reached 33 thousand people. So this is not the job with buses. There should be a light metro and rail system for so many passengers. ”
“Metro system integrated into Istanbul traffic”
ŞPO said in a statement, many times in the room, metrobus, traffic can not be a permanent solution and does not have the capacity to meet the demand, he said, but the municipality said it was returned to the place where it was ignored.
“It is obvious that the metrobus system, in which the calculation of the number of passengers that can be carried during the city's departure (peak) hours, is a project produced with unplanned and populist approaches.
“Regarding the Metrobus investment; Non-rational location decisions were chosen as the main problems in vehicle preference, route planning and pedestrian access, and the need to develop high-quality public transport types was emphasized. It was stated that the way to permanently solve the transportation problems of Istanbul is an integrated metro system throughout the city.
“Permanent solution is possible with rail system oriented investments and their connection with sea transportation and other types of public transportation.”
3. The bridge should not be like the Metrobus
In the statement, as a solution to increased motor vehicle traffic, the proposed highway systems became more problematic after a short period of time. In case of the implementation of the bridge project, it was warned that the project will be repeated in a short time.
Source : www.bianet.org