With the new application of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, it will be possible to travel on municipal buses with folding bicycles at certain times.
Metropolitan Municipality, which has signed important projects to make İzmir a “bicycle city,, is starting a new application. The 26 application, which entered into force in August, allows you to travel on public buses with folding bicycles at certain times.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality removes the barriers for bicyclists to benefit from public transportation one by one in order to promote and encourage the use of bicycles in the city. Within the framework of the decision taken by ESHOT General Directorate, bicycle users, 26 As of August 2019 date, it is possible to benefit from public transportation service with folding bicycles in certain time zones.
Accordingly, the city buses can be boarded on the weekends and public holidays with folded bikes during the week between 09.00-16.00 and 21.00-06.00 hours.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in recent years with the arrangements made by the rail system and sea transport provided the benefit of the bicycle passengers, some buses have mounted special apparatus for the transport of non-folding bicycles.
Sample city in bicycle transportation
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has turned towards environmental transportation models in order to find solutions to the traffic density and to contribute to the exit from the climate crisis, is carrying out important works in order to promote the use of bicycles in the city. The use of bicycles increased with the introduction of bicycle paths and bicycle rental system İS BİSİM Kent to the city gained momentum when İzmir Mayor Tunç Soyer frequently preferred cycling in urban transportation instead of the authority car. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality plans to increase the existing bicycle path in the city to 2030 kilometers by 453, to provide access to the inner parts of the city by bicycle and to increase the access of bicycle stations to rail system networks and transfer centers. Izmir, the EU-funded "Come Turkey Bike" project was selected as a pioneer in the city.