- mayor's office
The Beşiktaş Municipality is holding a bicycle tour with the purpose of pointing out to bicycle transportation.
Isn’t it really essential to use bicycles for transportation purposes in today’s world where the fossil fuel use has reached enormous dimensions?
We believe so…
Yes, our urban physiology is not perfectly available for bicycle use, There are too many slopes and upgrades-downgrades, We haven’t been able to accomplish bicycle routes on which safe transportation can be secured, But we know that the basic quality of the citizens of Beşiktaş is being sensitive, before anything else.
Overcoming such obstacles is dependent on performing substantial improvements, the most urgent of which is increasing the number of bicycle riders.
WThe Bicycle Tour ‘Cycling Beşiktaş’
In this respect, we are holding a bicycle tour this year in an attempt to point out to bicycle transportation and to encourage the our bicycle riding citizens to some extent at least. Our tour starts at the Dolmabahçe Clock Tower at 09:30 on Sunday morning on June 28 and finishes at the Kuruçeşme Arena turning back from Aşiyan, which is a tour of about 13 km in total. We will be glad and consider it an attainment if we could be of any help to stimulate bicycle transportation even a little through the event.
Protecting the natural resources that we are about to run out of rapidly and reducing the carbon content released to the nature through fossil fuel use will only be possible by planning and taking the required actions. In short, it is quite possible to protect the environment starting with changing our transportation habits.
As to the day of the event... It is us who will supply the high visibility jackets and also water, and it is you who will pedal. There will also be bonus gifts. Bicycles will be raffled off at the end of the event as a memory of the day. See you at Dolmabahçe at 09:30 on Sunday morning, June 28, 2015.
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Venue: Dolmabahçe Clock Tower - Aşiyan - Kuruçeşme Arena