Ankara Ages in Transportation

Cag Atliyor in Ankara Transportation
Cag Atliyor in Ankara Transportation

Ankara Ages in Transportation; In the Ulaşım Ankara Transportation Workshop ğinde hosted by Ankara Metropolitan Municipality EGO General Directorate, the future transportation policies of the Capital were discussed.

Ankara Metropolitan Mayor Mansoor Slow workshops, opening and closing his speech, brought together scientists from many provinces of Turkey and NGO representatives.

Intensive participation from NGOs and Professional Chambers to scientists took place in the workshop where smart city applications and solution suggestions were explained to ease urban transportation.


Stating that no realistic ideas have been produced so far to solve the transportation problem in the capital, Mayor Yavaş said, “If everyone tries to produce miracle solutions by themselves, we will end up in a dead end again. Therefore, it is necessary to produce realistic solutions. ”

Public Transport Policy and Vision, Sustainable Transportation Policies and Intelligent Transportation Systems discussed the topics of the satisfaction of the workshop passed efficiently President Yavaş, said they will make innovations in the transport network with smart systems.


Emphasizing the importance of validators attached to EGO Buses and Blue Private Public Buses, Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş underlined that they expect support from the government in order to attach this system to other means of transportation.

Mayor Yavaş stated that he believes that the government will support the issues of the goodness of Ankara and said, “We want to apply the validator application in the minibuses. This is something for the good of Ankara and we expect the support of the government in this regard ”.


In the workshop Dr. Eda Babalık made a presentation on “Overview of Transportation Policies,. Dr. Ik Public Transportation Policy and Vision ünde moderated by Prof. Dr. Tarık Şengül. Dr. Moderated by Ruşen Keleş, ”Sustainable Transportation Policies” and “Intelligent Transportation Systems” sessions were held.

Many examples from London to Seoul in the workshop; Bike Sharing Systems Public Transport Integration, Pedestrian Boulevard and Streets, Public Transport Boulevards, Game Streets titles were exchanged.


In the workshop where future transportation projects and solution proposals of EGO General Directorate were discussed;


- Master Plan of Sustainable Transport,

-Electric Bus,

-Park Continue,

- Restriction of Vehicle Traffic,

- Bicycle and Micro Mobility

topics were discussed by experts.

Emphasizing the importance of reshaping the vision of public transport in Ankara, EGO General Manager Nihat Alkaş made the following evaluations:

“We prefer to come together with NGOs, Chambers, District Representatives and Academicians to plan the city we live in with people. We plan to continue with the projects that the people of Ankara say okay. We will implement projects that are essential and will make life easier for Ankara. ”

Stating that all the stakeholders had the chance to listen to their ideas thanks to the workshops. Dr. Tarık Şengül expressed his views with these words:

"The best experts of Turkey was here. Instead of costly solutions, transportation policies that are sensitive to people, sensitive to the environment but using the right resources are discussed. I think a capital city deserves it. ”

One of the participants Dr. Haluk Gerçek said, gerekiyor It is necessary to congratulate Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. We listened to very useful suggestions. Prof. Dr. Nihan Sönmez said, “The capital city Ankara is lagging behind on some public transportation issues. I think it is a resource and time issue. If these are completed and such an exchange of ideas, I think the solution is close ”.

Stating that the workshop was a success, METU Faculty Member Osman Balaban made the following observations:

“Ankara has used transportation very badly for the last 20-25 years. Transportation in the city is one of the worst cities in Turkey. It is a city where everyone rides in private cars and public transportation systems cannot be used very effectively. The way to save the future of Ankara is to solve transportation problems. ”

The solution proposals and projects expressed by the parties in the Transportation Workshop will be reported by EGO General Directorate and presented to Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş.

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