Civil servants to be put off from using car

A new traffic plan for civil servants commuting to the public services that will be relocated from the city center to the former Pyrkal site in the east Athens suburb of Dafni-Ymittos, encourages the use of public transport and bicycles as the preferred mode of transport to offset any possible congestion that will occur.

Turkish family visits 30 countries on bicycles

Imagine a mom, dad, and son head out on an adventure on their bikes across the globe! That's the Sarıhan family, and they have been pedaling in different parts of the world since 2005.

This family is made up of father Soner, mother İnci, and 12-year-old Tibet Çınar. When the wandering couple was cycling around the world, their son joined the team in 2011 when he was only 22 months.

Turkey aims to have quarter of inner-city commutes by bicycle

The World Resources Institute (WRI) Turkey Sustainable Cities aims to have 1 in every 10 inner-city commutes by bicycle in Turkey in the mid-term and a quarter in the longer term to reduce emissions in transportation and as a key component in the fight against climate change, Güneş Cansız, director of WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities, told Anadolu Agency in an interview.

Schoolteacher imparts cycling lessons to nearly 3,000 students


A cycling club called "Özgür Pedallar Bisiklet Kulubü," which can be translated as "Free Pedals Biking Club," established by a schoolteacher has imparted cycling lessons to nearly 3,000 students in three years, according to daily Hürriyet.

"We aim to raise a happy generation through our cycling club," said 43-year-old Savaş Öztorun, the founder of the club.

COVID-19 prompts more Turks to take to the pedals

More people are choosing bicycles as a mode of transportation in Turkey since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a domestic bicycle producer.

Bayram Akgül, deputy chairman of Turkey Bicycle Federation, said sales have spiked.

People are afraid to use mass transportation due to the fast contagion of the virus.