Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Konya Büyükşehir Belediyesi ()
2.250.020 inhabitants

Local contact

Culture, Tourism and Foreign Relations Department
Fatih Tasdere
Çimenlik mah. Aslanlı Kışla cad. Mevlana Kültür Merkezi 42020 Konya
++90 3323528111

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Traffic Rules, Riding a Bike and Air Quality Training
10:30-11:00 Training of Trainer on Air Quality Location: Selcuklu Traffic Training Park
11:00-12:30 Kindergarten Students' Visit to Selcuklu Traffic Training Park (workshops, presentations and trainings on traffic rules, public transport, safe walking, air quality and cycling
• Information and activity program of Mobility Week will be displayed on advertisement board in different parts of the city. Posters and images of mobility week will be placed in tam and bus stations.
• Various posts on safe waling and cycling will be shared on social media accounts of city to raise awareness.
• All events will be accompanied by press, videotaped and photographed.
• Promotion video and ‘Did you know that’ videos about Konya’s transport, its capacity and features will be shown in trams and screens in various parts of the city.
17 September
Walking Activities on the occasion of Artisans Week
11:00-12:00 – Walking of artisans and tradesmen on Mevlana Street with 2000 people
11.00-12.00 – Exhibition of Electric Buses (promotion of electric buses, cycling lanes, smart city and transport opportunities and environment friendly activities of municipality,)
• Information and activity program of Mobility Week will be displayed on advertisement board in different parts of the city. Posters and images of mobility week will be placed in tam and bus stations.
• Various posts on safe waling and cycling will be shared on social media accounts of city to raise awareness.
• All events will be accompanied by press, videotaped and photographed.
• Promotion video and ‘Did you know that’ videos about Konya’s transport, its capacity and features will be shown in trams and screens in various parts of the city.
18 September
Seminars and 'Write Your Message on Sky'
10:00-11:30 – Seminars for students, Visit to Clean Air Center and Social Media Events (Seminars on Clean Air for 4th and 5th Grade Students, Students’ Visit to Clean Air Center, Open-Air Activities, Sharing Students' Messages on Message Board on Social Media. The student who has the most liked message on social media will be awarded with a bicycle.)
12:00-15:00– - Picnic and Kite Fest in Sille Village (Student Picnic in Sille Village, Kite Flying, informative activities on cycling and clean air, distribution of t-shirts with the logo of cloud-man and its team to students)
• Information and activity program of Mobility Week will be displayed on advertisement board in different parts of the city. Posters and images of mobility week will be placed in tam and bus stations.
• Various posts on safe waling and cycling will be shared on social media accounts of city to raise awareness.
• All events will be accompanied by press, videotaped and photographed.
• Promotion video and ‘Did you know that’ videos about Konya’s transport, its capacity and features will be shown in trams and screens in various parts of the city.
19 September
Intercity Bicycle Trip, Clean Air Walking, Promotion of Cycling
08:00-12:00 - Intercity Bicycle Trip from Ankara to Konya (A profssional cycling team will depart from Ankara to Konya and meet with local organizers at Mevlana Square at Mobilitiy Week Promotion Program.)
11:30-13:00 Colorful Hands for Clean Air (50 students will make activities using finger paints, Quiz Contest)
13:30-14:00 – ‘Clean Air’ Themed Walking and Cycling Event Accompanied by Protocol Members (Meeting with Cycling Team at Mevlana Square. For walking and cycling events, Mevlana and Aslanlı Kışla Streets will be closed for traffic. LED screen will be set up at Mevlana square to broadcast the events of mobility week. 6 booths will be set up for information and distributing leaflets. Students, who were awarded with 50.000 bicycles in the last year will be invited to the event. Blue Bracelets for Clean Air will be distributed to participants.)
13:45-14:00 – Performance of Handicapped Janissary Band
14:00-15:00 – Opening Speeches and Press Meeting (with H.E. Mr Christian Berger, Head of EU Delegation to Turkey) (Award ceremony for the winners of the event on 18th Sept.)
15:00 – 15:30 – Visiting promotion booths at Mevlana Square
• Information and activity program of Mobility Week will be displayed on advertisement board in different parts of the city. Posters and images of mobility week will be placed in tam and bus stations.
• Various posts on safe waling and cycling will be shared on social media accounts of city to raise awareness.
• All events will be accompanied by press, videotaped and photographed.
• Promotion video and ‘Did you know that’ videos about Konya’s transport, its capacity and features will be shown in trams and screens in various parts of the city.
20 September
Program of H.E. Mr Christian Berger, Head of EU Delegation to Turkey
09:00-11:00 Cycling Event at Selcuklu Autistic Individuals Education Foundation (SOBE Street will be closed to traffic and protocol members will ride tandem bikes with autistic students)
• Information and activity program of Mobility Week will be displayed on advertisement board in different parts of the city. Posters and images of mobility week will be placed in tam and bus stations.
• Various posts on safe waling and cycling will be shared on social media accounts of city to raise awareness.
• All events will be accompanied by press, videotaped and photographed.
• Promotion video and ‘Did you know that’ videos about Konya’s transport, its capacity and features will be shown in trams and screens in various parts of the city.
21 September
‘Come with your Bike’
11:30-13:00 A Dutch-produced Documentary ‘Why We Cycle’ will be played at Dutlukır National Park.
• Information and activity program of Mobility Week will be displayed on advertisement board in different parts of the city. Posters and images of mobility week will be placed in tam and bus stations.
• Various posts on safe waling and cycling will be shared on social media accounts of city to raise awareness.
• All events will be accompanied by press, videotaped and photographed.
• Promotion video and ‘Did you know that’ videos about Konya’s transport, its capacity and features will be shown in trams and screens in various parts of the city.
22 September
Car-Free Day (The part of Ediboglu Street between Kaletas Street and Kerem Street will be closed to traffic for whole day. Bouncy Game Track will be set up.)
• Information and activity program of Mobility Week will be displayed on advertisement board in different parts of the city. Posters and images of mobility week will be placed in tam and bus stations.
• Various posts on safe waling and cycling will be shared on social media accounts of city to raise awareness.
• All events will be accompanied by press, videotaped and photographed.
• Promotion video and ‘Did you know that’ videos about Konya’s transport, its capacity and features will be shown in trams and screens in various parts of the city.
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:
The part of Ediboglu Street between Kaletas Street and Kerem Street will be closed to traffic for whole 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
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
  • Other: providing bicycle for children between 7-14 ages, Around the city 44 000 bicycles were delivered to children and youngsters in total.
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: closed streets to traffic and opening them for only pedestrians and cyclists
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
  • Other: a special application for public transport in city is being used to get information about the time, route and feature of the vehicle.
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
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
Accessibilities
  • 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
  • Other: create an application which connects disabled people in the bus stop and the bus driver so that the bus driver will know there will be a disabled in the next stop and act according to situation.
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
  • Introducing cargo bikes
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