Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul)
15.067.724 inhabitants

Local contact

Ayşegül Çalışkan
Osmaniye Mahallesi Çobançeşme Koşuyolu Bulvarı No:5 Bakırköy/İSTANBUL Telefon : +90 (212) 449 4980
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanlığı, Trafik Müdürlüğü
++90 5072489129

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Organizing activities with students
Entrepreneurship bus for high school
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.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Available street will be choosen
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)
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
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations