Bicycle Usage for Sustainable City Transportation: A Case Study for Canakkale City Center

CENGİZ TAŞLI T. , Kahvecioglu C.

JOURNAL OF TEKIRDAG AGRICULTURE FACULTY-TEKIRDAG ZIRAAT FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.13, sa.2, ss.55-66, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.55-66


Transportation is one of the problems of today's cities. Together with the rise on the population density in the cities, the troubles created by the traffic problems, air pollution and noise carried by the rise of the motor vehicle usage effect both human life and city life negatively. Bicycle usage is seen as the most important solution of the urban transportation problems as it is a healthy, safe, economical, eco friendly type of transportation and useful in terms of accessibility. At the survey, the assessment and design of the city was made in terms of bicycle using taking into consideration the city features of Canakkale and the structure of the transportation network. Three routes were determined according to the results found at the survey. The routes which were determined were assessed in 10 criterions, weighting and convenience coefficients were determined and total convenience points were calculated. On the other hand, the planning, design and drafts needed to present the appropriate found bicycle routes to the citizen'usage were made at the survey. As the result of the survey, it is found that the coastline is the most appropriate cycle lane in the city center of Canakkale in terms of bicycle usage. The second route to be appropriate for bicycle using is the Street of Troya, and the third route is the neighbourhood of Esenler. With the routes, it is aimed to minimize urban transportation problems by designing an uninterrupted bicycle transportation network.