It is not a legislative decision to evaluate the electric vehicles promoted by İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu to be put into service in the Islands as vehicles serving on the highways by the district governorship. With the decision of UKOME in February, all roads of the Islands were declared PEDESTRIAN. With the decision taken in February, the IMM Assembly unanimously approved that IETT carry out the electric vehicle transportation in the district.
Electric vehicles purchased by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to provide public transportation services in Adalar could not start service as it was considered by the Adalar District Governorate as a vehicle serving on highways.
Adalar, which is one of the most important historical and natural values of Istanbul to be preserved, has narrow roads in accordance with the historical texture. Due to the geographical structure of the district, the roads have high slopes. Due to these facts, it is of utmost importance that the transportation vehicles that will serve in the Islands are in harmony with the natural, historical, touristic values and in size that is suitable for this unique structure.
For this purpose, IMM has negotiated with many manufacturers to eliminate the transportation problem in the district since the end of carriage transportation. Electric vehicles, which are suitable for the natural and historical structure of the Islands, which do not pollute the environment, can adapt to economic, summer and winter conditions, and can be put into service in a short time, were purchased.
ISLANDS "YAYA YOLU" BY UKOME DECISION
In the “Metropolitan Municipalities Coordination Centers (UKOME) Regulation” prepared regarding the regulation of transportation, traffic and public transportation services within the borders of the metropolitan city, the duties and authorities; “UKOME, in order to ensure the coordination of all kinds of transportation services on land, sea, lake, river, canal and railway within the metropolitan; It has the rights and powers to make high-level guiding decisions in transportation, traffic and public transportation, to establish, establish and operate the facilities required in accordance with the procedure in the relevant legislation.
Article 18 of the same regulation titled Duties and Powers of UKOME Board, in sub clause d; "Without prejudice to the provisions of the legislation on road transport, to determine the working manner and conditions of passenger and freight vehicles and non-motorized vehicles to be operated for commercial purposes within the municipality boundaries in terms of traffic order and safety, to determine the technical characteristics of these vehicles, to determine the places and routes of these vehicles, to grant them permission and work license ”.
IMM UKOME, which has these authorities, declared all roads in the district of Adalar as PEDESTRIAN WAY, with the decision taken on February 6, 2020. In the same UKOME decision, it was decided to operate a total of 60 electric vehicles, 30 for public transportation, 45 for recreational travel and 135 for demand-based transportation.
IMM ASSEMBLY HAS DECIDED TO OPERATE ELECTRIC VEHICLE
On the other hand, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Assembly approved it unanimously to carry out the transportation of electric vehicles by the IETT General Directorate in Adalar in February 2020. The IMM management also started working in this direction upon decision.
Therefore, electric vehicles purchased by IMM to provide public transportation services in Adalar will not serve on highways. For this reason, these vehicles should not be considered as buses, minibuses and taxis that serve on highways.
NO REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS OF OTHER VEHICLES IN THE DISTRICT
As a matter of fact, there are no license plates, registration and compulsory traffic insurances of electrical vehicles used by public institutions and private individuals, especially the District Governorate and Municipality, in Adalar.
In addition, experts; He states that large vehicles such as buses and minibuses designed to provide public transportation services on highways will not comply with the historical, touristic and natural structure of the Islands, they cannot serve on narrow roads and cause environmental pollution.
IMM foresees that this problem will be solved in a short time as specified in the relevant legislation and regulation and the public transportation demands of the people of the Adalar can be met with these electric vehicles in a short time.