Konya Metropolitan Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay pedaled with district mayors and bicycle lovers on 3 June World Bicycle Day in order to draw attention to the use of bicycles in the city of Konya.
Bicycle Master Plan in Turkey and that this plan Environment and the President stating that the city of Konya, the first approved by the Urban Development Ministry Altai, 550 kilometers ahead of Turkey said that they were open call by bicycle. President Altay, "During the epidemic, the importance of cycling was once again revealed." said.
Making a statement before the event held in Mevlana Square, Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay stated that Konya is the capital of the bike and that people have been using the bike as a means of transportation in Konya from past to present.
HOW IMPORTANT THE BICYCLE HAS BEEN OUTDOOR IN THE OUTBREAK PROCESS
Noting that the developing conditions of today are causing concerns about the safety of bicycles and causing serious problems with the use of bicycles, President Altay said, “We want to make a new start on the occasion of 3 June World Cycling Day. We are going through a difficult period. In this period, we realized that a new world order is being established. Today, issues related to the safety of public transport, air conditioners, and density are being discussed. In this sense, how important the bike actually was was once again revealed during the epidemic. Cycling is now the priority of all cities in order to maintain a healthy life, to do sports and to maintain social distance. ” spoke in the form.
PEOPLE CANNOT USE BIKE IF WE CANNOT MAKE THIS CITY SAFE FOR THE BIKE
Emphasizing that Konya is a very lucky city in this sense, President Altay continued his speech with the following words: “Even the bicycle routes planned by the cities that speak the bikes and agenda the bikes are less than the bicycle roads built in Konya. As of now Konya has 550 kilometers of bike paths, the clear leader is a city in Turkey. Therefore, we need to take this opportunity well. As municipalities, we have taken the bike to the top of our priority line. Our cyclists also need to follow the rules. But the most important task falls on vehicle drivers. If we cannot make this city safe for cycling, people cannot ride. So now we draw a projection, we offer a future planning. We all have very important duties here. ”
Bicycle city of Konya in the future they believe Turkey will become the city bike, the Altai President stating that they have the necessary infrastructure for this, the work they do to help make widespread use of bicycles in Konya and then gave new applications that can be implemented.
Turkey for the first time in Konya Metropolitan Municipality Cycling by the Master Plan for the Environment and the President share that approval of the Urban Development Ministry Altai, "Now short in the framework of the master plan, it has become clear medium and they will do the municipalities in the long term. Second, together with our ministry, the criteria in the transportation master plan created by Konya Metropolitan Municipality have become a standard for the following cities. Our Ministry of Environment and Urbanism, our Murat, who we support in all of Konya's projects, is our biggest supporter in the field of cycling. ” he spoke.
With SAFE SCHOOL ROAD PROJECT, CHILDREN WILL GO TO SCHOOL WITH TRUST
Mayor Altay said that with the project “Safe School Path”, which they announced for the first time, they plan to pilot the schools with a suitable infrastructure for children to go to school safely. We want our students to go to school by bicycle in our childhood. ” used expressions.
BIKE TO BE INTEGRATED IN TOURISM
Mayor Altay said, “Bicycle will not only be a vehicle for those living in Konya. Approximately 3 million visitors come to Konya. We are also starting to work with our hotels and agencies so that these visitors can tour our city on a bicycle. Hopefully, we aim to complete the missing bicycle paths in the city center and make it a part of tourism and create new tourism destinations such as Beyşehir and Çatalhöyük. In addition, within the framework of Bicycle Master Plan, a whirling dervish figure from the Ring Road junction on've been Siller also completed the planning of Turkey's first bicycle pedestrian flyover. " said.
ABUS AFTER ATUS
Stating that Konya municipalities also perform exemplary works in smart city applications, Mayor Altay said, “The most used application in this is the Smart Public Transportation System ATUS. Now we make a new add-on to it. Intelligent Bicycle Transport System (ABUS). However; We are starting a new application to show bicycle routes, bicycle routes, hours of public transportation with bicycles, tram hours, occupancy rates in car parks. I hope it will be beneficial to our city. ” made the explanation.
BIKE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF FUTURE BIG TURKEY
Giving information that the use of bicycles is much more in Scandinavian countries, whose seasonal conditions are much worse, President Altay concluded his speech as follows: “For this reason, duties fall not only in Konya but also in our other cities. Especially during the epidemic; The reduction of exhaust emissions, the presence of people at home created a very important opportunity in terms of nature's self-renewal. Cycling is not just a ball of transportation, the future of the big Turkey, Konya also a very important factor in terms of the future. "
Mayor Altay then used bicycles with Karatay Mayor Hasan Kılca, Meram Mayor Mustafa Kavuş, Seljuk Mayor Ahmet Pekyatırmacı, Konya Motorcycle, Bicycle Repairers Chamber Craftsman Ömer Bardakcı and cyclists.
BICYCLESEVER IS ENJOYED TO DRIVE BIKE IN KONYA
Expressing their satisfaction with bicycle paths and transportation network in Konya, Konya cyclists also stated that the use of bicycles is important for health and clean environment.