Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Kocasinan Municipality
391.661 inhabitants

Local contact

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Mehmet Sami CAPACIOGLU
Gevher Nesibe Mah. Tekin Sok. No:10 Kocasinan / Kayseri
++90 5323333431

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Kocasinan Municipality has designed various activities and programs to make permanent the theme of “Safe walking and cycling” between the dates of 16th and 22nd September due to European Mobility (Sustainable Urban Transport) Week. In this context, Kocasinan district is Ready to say “Let's walk together!” to increase walking and cycling transportation with the campaign that invites to use alternative transportation ways.

As Kocasinan Municipality, the events within the framework of the campaign are listed below.

1. Preparing brochures about explaining the importance and necessity of walking, cycling and the use of public transports instead of private vehicles in order to relieve traffic and Handing out these brochures to the target audience. These brochures will also include cycling techniques and will be supported by posters.

2. In the cleaning service in our district, “Bicycled Cleaning Teams” will be used to both relieving traffic and being encouraged bicycle riding.

3. Initiating a study in cooperation with the Directorate of National Education, students and even teachers will be encouraged to cycle or walk in school transport, and bicycle parking spaces will be provided for determined schools.

4. Bicycles will be gift to students who create awareness in various branches or who have achieved significant success.

5. Citizens who do not know and request to ride bicycles will be taught to ride bicycles and necessary sensitivities in terms of technical and rules .

6. Members of the Kocasinan Municipality Children's Club will cooperate with the Police Department on busy streets to create a perception about the superiority of pedestrians and cyclists in traffi
20 September
The municipal staff, mainly Mr. Ahmet Çolakbayrakdar, Mayor of Kocasinan Municipality, will come to work on foot, by bicycle or by public transportation. Within this framework, all municipal employees will come to the city center by walking, cycling or public transportation up to Cumhuriyet Square, where they will meet Mayor Çolakbayrakdar. To reach the Municipal Service Building on foot or by bicycle and will be prevented the use of vehicles in all municipal services throughout the day. Municipal car parks will remain empty that day in order to ensure the integrity of perception
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
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 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
  • 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
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
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
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport
  • Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death)
  • JRC Project on Social Biking