Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ugur Ibrahim Altay, Konya, recalling that Turkey is the city with the longest bike path is 550 miles an, encouraging the use of bicycles, to increase the safety of cyclists and stated that they had many projects implemented to create awareness in this regard.
THE NUMBER OF BICYCLE TRAFFIC LIGHTS IS 220
Stating that they increased the number of traffic lights specially designed for cyclists to use the intersections safely, Mayor Altay said, “In this context; We place traffic lights for cyclists at all intersections in the city center, starting from the streets where the roads are heavily used by cyclists such as New Istanbul Street, Peripheral Road Street, Beyşehir Street, Şefik Can Street, Adana Ring Road. Thus, the number of traffic lights we make for cyclists reaches 220. Cyclists will be safer in places where bicycle paths intersect with vehicle traffic thanks to their own traffic lights. " used the expressions.
KONYA CITY BIKE ON LEADING IN TURKEY
Emphasizing that they are planning in line with the goal of increasing the use of bicycles in urban transportation, Mayor Altay continued as follows: “Bicycle paths, bicycle tramway, buses carrying bicycles, traffic lights for cyclists, bicycle repair stations, bicycle waiting stations, bicycle empathy training, electronic guidance and information. We brought the bike pioneer position in the city of Konya in Turkey with our work as many bicycle-themed shares the screen. We are aware of the importance of bicycle path construction as well as the need to create a bicycle culture in society. Since our citizens who use bicycles contribute to the economy, environment, health, traffic congestion and reduction of noise pollution by using bicycles, we are trying to support them to the end in using bicycles. "
BICYCLE ROAD NETWORK WILL EXPAND
In Konya, where the Cycling Master Plan was implemented for the first time in Turkey with the cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Konya Metropolitan Municipality, there are bicycle paths to the streets without bicycle paths in the city center. kazanExpressing that they are also planning to increase the number of bicycles, President Altay stated that with the Smart Bicycle Application System (ABUS), secure bicycle parks will be made available to the citizens in a short time.