Istanbul: More money for parking and bike lanes, bans for school buses and private corporate shuttles

Istanbul Turkey man on a bicycle

As part of a broader plan to grow the nation’s economy, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu introduced a proposal for congestion pricing and restrictions on school buses and private shuttle buses in Istanbul, along with plans to encourage bicycle use through the expansion of bike facilitie. The new transport plan also dedicates transit revenue for park-and-ride lots in the periphery.

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The President of Turkey rides a bicycle

Turkish President Abdullah Gul (wearing the dark track suit) rides a bicycle before the start of the Presidential Bicycle Tour, in Ankara, April 11, 2014.



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