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 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Ali Hür Yılmaz Bicycle Race: We have aimed to increase the usage of bicycle and the visibility of it by organizing this race between the cyclists in our town and foreign participants.
Bicycle Station for Municipality Personnel: The Municipality personnel have been encouraged to use bicycles as a mean of transport, especially the Municipal Police and the security personnel which works in parks.
Cost Free Bicycle Repair Workshops: We have aimed to encourage our citizens to use their bicycles by opening cost free bicycle repair workshops and repairing their bicycles in various spots of our city.
Walk-up Week: The elevators in the Municipal Buildings have been turned off so the personnel and the citizens have been encouraged to use the stairs.
17 September
Walk-up Week: The elevators in the Municipal Buildings have been turned off so the personnel and the citizens have been encouraged to use the stairs.
Mobility Week Informing Points: Our citizens have been informed about the Mobility Week on the roads that is closed to the traffic in our city.
Visibility Activities: The importance of the week has been stressed via posters, billboards and banners through all over the city.
18 September
Visibility Activities: The importance of the week has been stressed via posters, billboards and banners through all over the city.
Walk-up Week: The elevators in the Municipal Buildings have been turned off so the personnel and the citizens have been encouraged to use the stairs.
Bicycle Station for Municipality Personnel: The Municipality personnel have been encouraged to use bicycles as a mean of transport, especially the Municipal Police and the security personnel which works in parks.
19 September
Visibility Activities: The importance of the week has been stressed via posters, billboards and banners through all over the city.
Walk-up Week: The elevators in the Municipal Buildings have been turned off so the personnel and the citizens have been encouraged to use the stairs.
20 September
Walk With Us: Trekking, yoga and aerobics activities have been conducted with the huge participation of the citizens, and they have also been told about the importance of the mobility week. Through the activities, the citizens have been informed about the active aging. They have also been told that they can do sports at the Municipality’s sports facilities whenever they want.
Walk-up Week: The elevators in the Municipal Buildings have been turned off so the personnel and the citizens have been encouraged to use the stairs.
Mobility Week Informing Points: Our citizens have been informed about the Mobility Week on the roads that is closed to the traffic in our city.
Visibility Activities: The importance of the week has been stressed via posters, billboards and banners through all over the city.
21 September
Visibility Activities: The importance of the week has been stressed via posters, billboards and banners through all over the city.
Cost Free Bicycle Repair Workshops: We have aimed to encourage our citizens to use their bicycles by opening cost free bicycle repair workshops and repairing their bicycles in various spots of our city.
22 September
Walk-up Week: The elevators in the Municipal Buildings have been turned off so the personnel and the citizens have been encouraged to use the stairs.
Mobility Week Informing Points: Our citizens have been informed about the Mobility Week on the roads that is closed to the traffic in our city.
Visibility Activities: The importance of the week has been stressed via posters, billboards and banners through all over the city.
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
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas