Contact & Activities

Participating city

Gürsu ()
100.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Foreign Affairs Department
Çağrı Kırılmaz
Zafer Mahallesi Beşevler Caddesi No:5 Gürsu Belediyesi Gürsu / Bursa
++90 2243715000

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
In order to explain to our citizens how important public transport, walking and cycling and other forms of sustainable mobility we are starting European Mobility Week by providing the transportation of the employees of the institution that has the potential to be an example of our state (Municipality, District Office, Religious Affairs, etc.) by bicycle for an entire week.
17 September
We will provide bicycles for citizens who want to use the metro line so that they can access the metro from their homes. In addition, bicycle parking areas will be created in front of metro stops and in the city center.
18 September
For the emphasize the importance of mobility to our citizens and especially to our young people, under the leadership of the pilot schools we have designated in our district, we will march with our citizens and young people on a route that will be closed to traffic using the slogan "Move, Be Healthy".
19 September
We think that for every student, the teacher is a role model. That's why during European Mobility Week, our teachers in our district will provide school transportation by bicycle with their chosen students. In this way, our esteemed students who follow their example will gain awareness of mobility with this activity.
20 September
In order to explain the importance of our traffic rules to our primary school students, we will paint a street that we have closed to traffic in accordance with transportation criteria. In the field of application training area we will ensure that our children learn by having fun with the help of traffic police and teachers.
21 September
We will create the theme "Sustainable Mobility with Nature" as part of European Mobility Week. A Bicycle Tour will be organized to Ericek Adrenaline Park, an important tourist destination of our district, in the event which will be organized in cooperation with the Cycling Federation formed by bicycle clubs in our city. At the end of the tour, participants will be offered breakfast in a social setting. In the final stage, a trekking in a magnificent natüre will be held with all participants.
22 September
To arouse interest in our district, the events to be held during European Mobility Week; A selected street from the main routes will be closed to traffic and a remarkable photo-shooting event will be held. The photograph taken will be used as the main image of the campaign, which will be created under the slogan "Gursu Winning with Increased Public Transportation". The campaign will be propagated through all announcement channels (website, billboard, poster, banner, etc.) especially social media. The main objective of this campaign is to encourage the use of public transportation and to contribute to sustainable mobility.
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)
  • Installation of charging points for e-bikes
  • 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
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • 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
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas