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 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
1. Bicycle Municipal Police Units: Our Municipal Polices will use a bicycle to travel within the city limits and also on the beach, during the Mobility Week. After that, bicycle usage will be constant for the Municipal Police.2. Bicycle Municipal Police Units: Our Municipal Polices will use a bicycle to travel within the city limits and also on the beach, during the Mobility Week. After that, bicycle usage will be constant for the Municipal Police.

2. Municipal Building Without Elevators: The elevators in the Municipal buildings will be closed during the Mobility Week. Therefore, our personnel and the citizens will be encouraged to use stairs for a healthier life.
17 September
1. Online Sports Training: As the Covid-19 pandemic affects our lives, the activities where citizens come together are restricted. Thus, we have started online sports training such as aerobics, yoga, pilates, and zumba to keep our citizens fit and healthy in their environments.

2. Municipal Building Without Elevators: The elevators in the Municipal buildings will be closed during the Mobility Week. Therefore, our personnel and the
18 September
1. Online Sports Training: As the Covid-19 pandemic affects our lives, the activities where citizens come together are restricted. Thus, we have started online sports training such as aerobics, yoga, pilates, and zumba to keep our citizens fit and healthy in their environments.

2. Municipal Building Without Elevators: The elevators in the Municipal buildings will be closed during the Mobility Week. Therefore, our personnel and the
19 September
1. Safe Bicycle Riding and Basic Bicycle Maintenance Education: Online training will be held to increase bicycle usage on the traffic. This training will also include how to safely ride a bicycle on the traffic and basic maintenance of the bicycles.

2. Pedaling to the History: We have organized a cycle-tour for both visiting and photographing the historical places around Büyükçekmece.
20 September
Bicycle Festival: We will hold day-long activities on the Uğur Mumcu Avenue, which will be closed to the vehicles as a part of the Car-Free Day.
21 September
1.Bicycle Re-Homing: We will collect the broken or idle bicycles from our citizens to repair and give it to the people who are willing to use it as a mean of transportation.

2. Municipal Building Without Elevators: The elevators in the Municipal buildings will be closed during the Mobility Week. Therefore, our personnel and the
22 September
1.Bicycle Is My Transportation Vehicle: The personnel, who regularly uses bicycle or zero-emission vehicles to come to work will be rewarded. Thereby, we will be able to change the transportation habits of the personnel who comes with their vehicles to work.

2. Municipal Building Without Elevators: The elevators in the Municipal buildings will be closed during the Mobility Week. Therefore, our personnel and the
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
  • 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)
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace 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
  • 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