Mobility Islands

The aim of Mobility Islands is to pull together a variety of infrastructures, equipment and services to attract, incentivize, and fulfill people’s desire to access all parts of the city for whatever they wish to do, and from wherever they start their journey.

Through its convenience and choice of travel modes, its growing availability across a city, and its design and attractive form, a mobility island aims at enabling a clean, green, affordable, and healthy journey. This will become a central pillar of the future of urban mobility.

In collaboration with the Transportation Directorate of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, IZPA works for the implementation of mobility islands across Izmir. To begin with, implementation of a mobility island in Alsancak that has been specified as the low emission zone among the six sample areas seems plausible. In the medium term, two more mobility islands will be implemented in Halkapınar Transfer Center and Bostanlı Recreation Area.

The implementation of mobility islands has been coordinated within the scope of the Izmir Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (Izmir SUMP). Izmir SUMP envisages a long-term sustainable urban mobility plan that has been developed with a participatory approach. The plan includes an analysis of the current situation for sustainable urban mobility in Izmir with a long-term vision, clear and specific goals and objectives, future scenarios, effective measures and action plans, as well as budget, financial options, and monitoring strategies.

The Izmir Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan will define measurable goals and guidelines for mobility and traffic development in Izmir until 2050. In addition, it will identify concrete measures to achieve these goals in various areas such as cycling, public transportation, parking, and traffic safety.

What sets SUMP Izmir apart is its comprehensive approach to all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation, motor vehicle traffic, and rail systems, as well as addressing all other aspects related to mobility such as traffic safety, urban development, climate measures, air pollution, environmentally friendly drivers, new mobility types and digitization.