The First 'Pedestrian Stop' Project in Istanbul was Implemented

The First Pedestrian Stop Project in Istanbul was Implemented
The First 'Pedestrian Stop' Project in Istanbul was Implemented

IMM implemented the "Pedestrian Stop" project, which is the first in Istanbul. The first of the pedestrian stops where pedestrians and cyclists can rest was established on Halaskargazi Street. The study is planned to be spread throughout the city. Istanbul residents can make a request through the website

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) developed the 'Pedestrian Stops' project in order to encourage the use of bicycles and walking in urban transportation. Special platforms are set up for pedestrians by widening the pavement for the 'Pedestrian Stops' created in cooperation with the WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and Healthy Cities Partnership.

Thus, resting areas are created for pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrian stops surrounded by plants provide resting opportunities for Istanbulites on the move. There are also bicycle and scooter parking areas at the stops.

The first pedestrian stop was opened on Şişli Halaskargazi Street as of June 30. The work carried out by the IMM is planned to be spread throughout the city. Istanbul residents, where all information and application form You can request at the address.


WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities is a subsidiary of the World Resources Institute (WRI). Working for sustainable cities, WRI is a member of the Ross Center for Sustainable Cities network. Providing service in 5 centers, namely Turkey, Brazil, China, India and Mexico, WRI Sustainable Cities produces sustainable solutions to urban transportation problems that threaten the environment and human health more and more with each passing day, based on the idea of ​​"people-oriented cities".


The Partnership for Healthy Cities (PHC) is a respected global network of cities committed to saving human lives by preventing noncommunicable diseases and injuries. This partnership, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and led by the World Health Organization and Vital Strategies, enables people to develop high-impact policies and interventions to reduce risk factors for those living in cities.

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