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Turkey İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi (İzmir Metropolitan Municipality) , Turkey

4.367.251 inhabitants
Transportation Planning Department
Özlem Taşkın Erten
İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Cumhuriyet Bulvarı, No:1, Konak/İzmir
35250 İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi
+90 232 293 9120
İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi (İzmir Metropolitan Municipality) already registered 12x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2009 2002

Participation 2014

Activities within the week Activities within the week

İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi (İzmir Metropolitan Municipality) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2014, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
During the week of 16-22 September, İzmir City Council, operating with the support of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will organize several actions fully in accordance with this year's theme. Most of the actions will take place in public areas and streets of the city aiming to get the participation of many city residents as possible.
Actions, planned within the framework of European Mobility Week organization are given below:
- A panel on "Sustainable Transportation" will be held on 16th September Tuesday
- During 16-22 September, cartoon exhibition on "Car Free Day"
- Magnets, brochures and promotion materials will be presented to the residents that use public transportation during the week,
- On September 22nd, Car Free Day will be organized,
- Several exhibitions,
- Workshops (yoga, cartoon, origami, painting)
- Concerts,
- Theatre groups performing on streets,
- Dance and fashion exhibitions (on streets)
- Several races and sports activities (on streets)
- Tree and flowers seeding
- Painting and reshaping streets
- Gifting houseplants to the residents of the city for decorating their balconies

Permanent measures Permanent measures

İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi (İzmir Metropolitan Municipality) implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

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)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
Create park and ride stations
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Permanent access restriction to city centres
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places

Car-free day Car-free day

İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi (İzmir Metropolitan Municipality) carries out a Car-Free Day 2014 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
On September 22nd, Plevne Boulevard will be announced as car free area for 24 hours. Plevne Boulevard is the main connection road that unites two main squares (Gundoğdu Square and Lozan Square). Both squares are the main areas in which cultural and political actions, demonstrations are being held.
Plevne Boulevard is 650 meters long and it hosts one elementary school, several cafes and pubs, shopping and cultural activities. It is a place stands at the centre of the city and live for 24 hours.