|The ‘Organic Transportation’ project seeks to increase the
use of bike and public transportation to reduce traffic and
greenhouse gas emissions.
Within the context of the project, Yalova has completed
a 44 km bike and pedestrian path. 110 free adult bikes
have been put into service at shared-cycle stations located
throughout the city. The City has also finished infrastructure
for a card system that will be used for lending the bikes,
including the acquisition of ten card readers. Middle school
students received training on traffic, public transportation
and bike usage. One thousand bikes will be made available
to students and teachers. Bike parking areas will be installed
at 27 primary and secondary schools. The project will also
promote physical activity and enhance urban health. To expand public transportation, the City has provided buses
and minibuses for the disabled to be phased in over several
stages, in cooperation with the Minibus Drivers’ Assembly.