Istanbul is seeing high levels of traffic jams and suffering from the externalities of unsustainable forms of transport. What has cycling to offer to contribute to the solution?
Istanbul, a city of 13.4 million inhabitants, has an advanced bus system called the Metrobus, which transports as many people per day as an efficient light-rail or subway system.
Istanbul's Historic Peninsula, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been compromised by rapid and uncontrolled urban growth. In order to restore public space and revitalize the city center, Istanbul pedestrianized over 250 streets between 2010 and 2012. Involved in the project throughout...
EMBARQ Turkiye’s BikeLab Istanbul hosted a February 11th workshop, in which experts addressed the role of the bicycle in Turkey’s transportation framework and discussed issues of safety, the design of a bike network, and the challenges of employing the bicycle as a means of transportation in Turk
This guidebook provides bus agencies, local jurisdictions, as well as regional and international organizations with a set of suggested design, planning, and operational criteria that should be considered in the planning and design of new bus systems. This is a preliminary version of the...
EMBARQ Türkiye and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE), a Dutch NGO, held their third cycling inclusive urban transport planning workshop on June 21-24 in Eskişehir, Turkey.
This documentary film tells the story of Istanbul's struggle to come to terms with accelerated population growth and car-centric policies that have dominated its development in the last five decades -- issues that are challenging megacities around the world.
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.
May 2010 // Washington, D.C. Senior Transport Engineer Dario Hidalgo explains alternative solutions to sustainable urban transport, including non-motorized transport, disincentives to indiscriminate car use, transit-oriented development, and bus rapid transit.
With 64 million vehicles crossing it in 2005, the Bosphorus Bridge had become a major bottleneck for Istanbul commuters traveling between Europe and Asia.