Türkiye—Smart Ankara Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Client: European Union

Duration: 2022-2023

Region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Country: Türkiye

Solutions: Environment

Ankara is the second-largest city in Türkiye, with the population expected to reach 10 million by 2030. The city has experienced rapid urbanization to compensate for this increase in population, which has resulted in higher car ownership and an inadequate public transportation system. Now there are various transportation problems in addition to the environmental challenges.

In 2020, the European Commission presented its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, laying out the foundation for how the European Union (EU) transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises. The aim of this strategy is to cut emissions by 90 percent by 2050, through the delivery of a smart, competitive, safe, accessible, and affordable transport system.

The Smart Ankara project supports the preparation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in line with EU standards and the development of a smart bike system for Ankara. The project is working to shift from individual transportation to sustainable, accessible, and extensive modes of public transport.

Our team helps strengthen the institutional and administrative capacity of the relevant administrations and stakeholders to facilitate the evolution from the present fossil-fuel-based and car-oriented transport system to a more sustainable and inclusive transport system for all.

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Sample Activities

  • Provide detailed analysis and scope of the current transport planning practices and current mobility situation, including the legal and regulatory system to be used by the citizens of Ankara.
  • Provide assistance for the development of the urban mobility strategy by setting the vision, goals, and objectives and identify quantifiable targets to be monitored by key indicators
  • Provide capacity-building activities, training, and study visits for the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and the Ankara Electricity and Gas Operations Business.
  • Lead media and online campaigns to help design and develop the project’s visual identity and spread awareness, through websites and social media accounts in Türkiye.
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