The award ceremony of the Social Bicycle Competition held in Izmir at the same time with 29 European cities as part of the European Mobility Week was held today.
The award ceremony of the Social Cycling Competition, organized by the European Commission Joint Research Center within the scope of European Mobility Week, was held in Izmir Metropolitan Municipality today. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor gave their awards to the cyclists from Izmir who ranked in the competition. Tunç Soyer He gave.
The competition, which was also supported by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, was held simultaneously with 29 European cities from September 16 to October 6. 297 bicycle users participated in the competition, which aims to make cycling a social activity. Organized in three categories as singles, couples and groups, contestants recorded their distances thanks to the BikePrints application they downloaded on their mobile phones.
The aim is to promote the bike as a means of transportation
At the ceremony Tunç Soyer He said that they wanted to encourage bicycles as a means of transportation in İzmir. Talking about the two main objectives of transportation in order to increase İzmir's quality of life, Soyer continued his words as follows: “The first of these objectives is to encourage the use of healthy, reliable, accessible, cheap public transportation and bicycles. The second is to actively disseminate the smart traffic system all over İzmir. Our basic approach is to reduce the use of individual vehicles in cities that are growing day by day, and to expand nature-friendly, safe and healthy alternative transportation options such as public transportation and bicycles.”
The first user of gift bikes, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer it happened. Soyer presented a folding bike to İlhami Emre Karacivan, the winner of the singles category, Mustafa Kemal Kara and Züleyha Dikbaş, the winners of the doubles category, and Kıvanç Mağazacı, Yiğit Yılmaz, Canan Ocak and Berdan Arslan, the winners of the group category. Bicycle bags were given as gifts to 30 participants selected by the European Commission Joint Research Center drawing.