ARCHITECTURE / GREEN / December 14, 2015

For bike’s sake

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We all know Istanbul  is no flat Dutch city… This is the  legendary  city with seven hills, at least the historical peninsula. Though I  wish it were flat for it would make cycling  a part of our urban life here. What a relief  would it  be for us- poor Istanbullites who spend at least (!) 3 hours commuting packed like sardines in public transport every day! 

Besides  its ruthless topography, it is still a crazy idea to be riding in our concrete jungle, where tough Istanbullites, consumed by the car-driven culture, dismiss the cycling culture as sissy! It first started out as a decorative item, but now many crazy Istanbullites are embracing a bike-friendly urban life and riding for  recreational use, if not for commuting. As romantic as it may sound, Istanbul’s infrastructure cannot accommodate the needs of its ever-growing population, let alone the demands of bike-lovers. Despite the lack of infrastructure, social acceptance and  road safety, I cannot deny  that cycling as a way of urban life has been charming us more than ever.

And… I am planning to get one very soon!

 

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2 Comments

Dec 29, 2015

Great pictures! and of course the usual interesting choice of subject matter!


    Jan 10, 2016

    thank you Elliot:) glad to hear you are still somehow connected to istanbul…



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