• Pedestrian-friendly project brings city one step closer to creating "low emissions zone."

    Istanbul Municipality finished pedestrianizing Sultanahmet Square in an effort to protect the city's 8,000-year-old Historic Peninsula, one of the most important cultural and historic centers in the world.

    Ninety streets in the heart of the peninsula have been closed to private vehicular traffic since January 8, according to Mustafa Demir, the mayor of Fatih.

    Vehicles bringing supplies to the shops in the area are now able to enter the area after 6:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m. Emergency vehicles will still be allowed on the streets.

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  • Istanbul, Mexico City, Beijing and Milan receive honorable mentions

    New York City became the first U.S. city to win the 2009 Sustainable Transport Award, as part of the Transportation Research Board Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. this month. Other finalists, including Beijing, Milan, Istanbul and Mexico City received honorable mention.

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