Contact & Activities

Participating city

Kadıköy, İstanbul
482.713 inhabitants

Local contact

Project Management Office
Mert Yaman
Kadıköy Belediyesi Fahrettin Kerim Gökay Cad. No:2 Hasanpaşa Kadıköy İstanbul
++90 2165425000/1694

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Opening Event with European Delegation - Fuat Paşa Yalı
Walking Event with Beşiktaş Municipality
Bicycle Tour from Üsküdar to Kadıköy
Bike Polo Demonstration Match - Kadıköy Pier
17 September
Presentation of the pedestrian crossing with enhanced visibilty in Osmanaga District
18 September
Bicycle Course for Women by Chain Breaking Women - Kalamis Atatürk Park
19 September
Memory Pedal Tour and Alley Cat activities
20 September
Bike Polo Match - Kadıköy Pier
22 September
CAR FREE DAY (in Moda Street)
The Blind Tour (Bicycle Tour and Walking Activities with visually impaired residents for surveying the problems of accessibility)
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:
Moda Street, which
- takes name from the popular neighborhood, Moda and connects it with the historical city center of Kadıköy
- is an attractive location for both residents of İstanbul and the tourists
-is a key street, providing the only vehicle entrance to Moda, also an important promenade and cycling route for pedestrians and cyclists, connecting these functions to the coast, which is widely known as a primary recreational area
is going to be closed to traffic for one day on September 22nd.
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)
  • 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)
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
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • 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
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • 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:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)