Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Büyükçekmece, İstanbul
310.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Directorate of Foreign Relations
Uğur ŞENER
Fatih Mh., Şehremini Sk., No:1 P.K: 34550 Büyükçekmece / istanbul
++90 5379702977

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Drawing attention through awareness activities,
Municipal Personnel to use bicycles for short distance work
Municipal Police and Security Personnel to use bicycle during the work hours
17 September
Drawing attention through awareness activities
Municipal Personnel to use bicycles for short distance work
Municipal Police and Security Personnel to use bicycle during the work hours
18 September
Drawing attention through awareness activities
Municipal Personnel to use bicycles for short distance work
Municipal Police and Security Personnel to use bicycle during the work hours
Elevators to be switched off in public buildings to support mobility
19 September
Drawing attention through awareness activities
Municipal Personnel to use bicycles for short distance work
Municipal Police and Security Personnel to use bicycle during the work hours
Elevators to be switched off in public buildings to support mobility
Providing mobility to office workers with Office Yoga
20 September
Drawing attention through awareness activities
Municipal Personnel to use bicycles for short distance work
Municipal Police and Security Personnel to use bicycle during the work hours
Active Life via Morning Sports with the Municipal Personnel
Providing mobility to office workers with Office Yoga
21 September
Drawing attention through awareness activities
Municipal Personnel to use bicycles for short distance work
Municipal Police and Security Personnel to use bicycle during the work hours
Municipal Service vehicles not to work for a day (Except the Emergency Service Vehicles)
Providing mobility to office workers with Office Yoga
Movement Cortege
22 September
Drawing attention through awareness activities
Municipal Personnel to use bicycles for short distance work
Municipal Police and Security Personnel to use bicycle during the work hours
Municipal Service vehicles not to work for a day (Except the Emergency Service Vehicles)
City Bicycle Tour
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres