Transportation expert Dr. Haluk Gerçek has a suggestion to vaporize the unresolved traffic in Istanbul: 'Let the roads get low, the rail system should be spread, pedestrians come out.
Controversial transport projects do not fall on the agenda of Istanbul: Tomorrow the two pilot regions 'Public Transport Way' will start.
The tender for the tunnel, which will take traffic to the underground in Taksim, has just been completed.
Two weeks ago the first subway of 'Anatolia' was opened in Kadıköy, the construction of the Golden Horn Metro Transition Bridge is underway Kadıköy
ITU Faculty of Civil Engineering Faculty Member Dr. We talked about the projects on the agenda with Haluk Gerçek. The reality evaluates all projects from the perspective of 'people not in priority vehicles', and criticizes projects that prioritize tools such as the Taksim tunnel project.
The fact that the truth has brought to solve the traffic is extremely simple:
- How to solve the traffic problem in Tabim?
Contrary to what is supposed to happen in Taksim Square, there is no traffic congestion, and congestion is happening on the roads that are connected. The way of connecting the traffic with the underground will continue to clog; Moreover, the effects of wheezing will show under the ground. Buses are the most prominent transportation vehicles in the square, except for car and taxi traffic.
There is an 38 bus line ending in Taksim; The number of lines passing in transit is 16.
Buses are occupying an important area in the square.
Buses do not have to wait, but the appropriate pockets need to make passenger download overlays. When the Golden Horn Bridge is completed and the metro line is connected to Yenikapi and the Marmaray Project, there will be no need for many bus lines that will be completed in Taksim or passing through Taksim and these will be removed. In the case of small numbers of buses, which will continue to operate properly
download-overlay can; so that they can continue to service using very little space without waiting and agglomeration. Another problem in Taksim is the parking of the service vehicles in the immediate vicinity. Other solutions can be developed for places where service vehicles are waiting; for example, suitable locations may be shown at points farther than the square. If the square is cleared of these elements, the traffic problem is solved significantly.
- Isn't ground-city traffic now a preferred method? Why is this coming up in the project in one of the most important public places of Istanbul in 2012?
The first reason that comes to mind with a view from the 'roadside' is to separate motor vehicle traffic from the pedestrians by taking them under the ground, Here, in fact, the speed of the vehicle traffic to be carried out quickly. In other words, priority is given to vehicle traffic. This solution poses serious distress for the pedestrians, the deep slits made for the tunnel, the walls of the walls create ugly, big obstacles in the entrance of the tunnels; people cannot cross the street. The project becomes expensive; When the traffic is blocked by underground, the tunnel needs to be ventilated for the emissions from motor vehicles.
-What kind of solution are you with?
When we look at contemporary cities, we see that such projects are solved not on the ground but on the ground. Where possible, the space allocated to cars should be reduced in a planned manner. 'Evaporation of traffic'
There is a concept called. According to this, while the planned routes to motor vehicles are reduced in a planned way, chaos is not experienced as it is thought, but the traffic is reduced as% 14-25. People are changing the route, for example, it is not going to go to Taksim. Some of them are shifting their journey times, and even over time, they are moving to public transport instead of driving. There are some very good examples of how the streets and squares are recycled to people in this way. Vehicle users have the potential to adapt to the new situation. In many cities, city managers, designers and designers use this potential. How to expand paths after a while to create their own traffic and the current traffic is replicating, and vice versa.
When you reduce the road capacity and increase the space allocated to people in a planned way, the traffic is also decreasing. Traffic escaping from traffic can be expected to go in other ways; But in many applications, the counts show that not only in the roads of the regulated square but also in the roads around it, the traffic is reduced.
Another method is to take money from special vehicles entering such areas. This 'congestion pricing'
It said. In many cities this method has been successfully applied. If you are going to apply this in Istanbul, the first place that comes to mind is the Historic Peninsula.
It is important to provide public transport alternatives before the application can be successful.
-3 In September, we learned that the two pilot regions will only start using lanes for public transport. What kind of idea is that?
Some experts in the press 'This application thoroughly clog car traffic'
said. I think this is a motorway perspective. It is positive because it is an approach that gives priority to public transportation. However, a holistic approach requires planning and monitoring.
Bus road application was previously tested between Taksim and Mecidiyeköy. When the demand increased, a large number of buses were accumulated at the stops, the system was blocked, and all these transportation projects should be planned to integrate with each other. All the projects we talk to are always spotty. They need to be on the transportation plan at Istanbul level.
- The first subway of the Anatolian side opened two weeks ago. How's the test on the subway?
- The 2023 km rail system is targeted for 640 in the Transport Master Plan.
Currently our whole rail system is around 100 km. In short, the metro network must be rapidly expanded and completed. If you request a ride on 25-30 bin per hour in one direction, you can not solve it by bus or other system, but you can resolve it with the metro.
There are many demands in Istanbul. Only metro planning needs to be done better. There could be a subway exit at the head of Istiklal Street in Taksim. Galatasaray, I think a station had to be made, it was in the first plans, but it was not made later. Sisli Station is not in Sisli Square, but in front of Cevahir. On the Haliç Metro Crossing Bridge, the situation is just the opposite. This place will replace the history as another building made badly. When I look at this bridge as a transporter, I am most surprised at the station. I do not know another instance of this application in the world. Here, the descending passengers will walk to either Azapkapı or Unkapanı. In the middle of the bridge in the middle of the middle station has no function in terms of transportation.
- How does the process work when planning such projects?
There are a number of people who give reason to the management on project basis.
A man with a handbag comes and say,
Can you also. No plan is obeyed, you spread your money to the left without a wholeness and no problem is solved. Such projects should be prepared very carefully and publicly discussed. Here, the project is being tendered, given to a project company or consortium they design their own, then the municipality confirms. Relevant experts cannot see projects.
'Half of the roads are in repair'
- What about double roads?
The last 10 was a 15.000 km split (duplex) road per year. I went south for vacation, a significant portion of these roads were repaired, cracked, collapsed çat It was done so fast and bad. The roads are still given in two lanes.
Sile road is in the same condition. Because it was not done according to the engineering rules to be observed. These roads are being rebuilt. That means that resources are always wasted.
- What do you think about the third bridge project?
3.Project development project, not a bridge transportation project. 1. and 2.
It is unlikely that those who use the bridge will be able to use this bridge. 3. Around the bridge connection roads will be built in a short time TEM and 1. Like the bridge.
For example, the district of Sultanbeyli did not exist before TEM. The same thing will be in the connection roads of 3. Bridge, water basins, forests will be concrete.
With the analogy of the Futurist Glen Heimstra, 'Making the way to solve the traffic is similar to loosening the belt to treat an obese man.' You're a little relieved from the beginning, but you keep on gaining weight. Soon 4. We will be talking about the bridge Köprü
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