Urban transport master plans in Turkey: PTV Transport Consult to share its in-depth expertise

PTV Transport Consult will advise its partners on issues pertaining to the transport master plans for the Turkish cities of Mersin, Gaziantep, Antalya and Izmir. The chart shows one of the scenarios for the development of a rail-bound public transport system for the city of Mersin.

PTV Transport Consult will advise its partners on issues pertaining to the transport master plans for Turkish cities. The chart shows one of the scenarios for the development of a rail-bound public transport system for the city of Mersin.

Our Turkish partner Bogazici Proje is a market leader in the implementation of urban transport master plans throughout Turkey. Bogazici is currently developing the master plans for the Turkish cities of Mersin, Gaziantep, Antalya und Izmir. The company asked for PTV Transport Consult’s support in order to ensure efficient and professional implementation of these plans. Our consultants work closely with Bogazici’s team of experts and support them with their international know-how and extensive experience in this field.

The four Turkish cities are metropolises with a population of between 1.7 and 4.1 million. They are characterised by a young population and a dynamic development, both in terms of their population and local economy. The requirements regarding the development of their transport systems are correspondingly high. Given today’s tremendous size of the four cities and their expected growth rates, Turkey’s conventional transport modes and solutions are likely to reach their performance limits very quickly.

In order to avoid gridlock and continue to allow access to and participation in social processes, it is essential to provide solutions like those planned and implemented in other regions of the world with the help of PTV. They are key to economic growth. The solutions portfolio ranges from powerful and reliable public transport systems to enhanced efficiency through road transport management combined with measures designed to influence and optimise travel demand in terms of time and modes. Another aim is to avoid journeys, to increase the share of short routes and non-motorized routes while improving vehicle occupancy. Moreover, it is important to improve the infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, to introduce vehicle restrictions and to enhance inner-city logistics as well as parking space management.

PTV Transport Consult advises its partner Bogizici and the four cities on the development of transport models for the visualisation of the cities’ current transport supply and demand, including travel demand forecasts and the resulting future traffic volumes. Moreover, PTV assists the four cities in planning new public transport systems or expanding existing transport networks so that they are able to cope with current and future travel demand. This particularly applies to rail-bound and non-road transport systems. The development and integration of transport modes as well as infrastructure development flanked by strategies and measures for travel demand management are part of transport planning in general to which PTV also contributes its extensive expertise gained in projects in Germany, Europe and other regions of the world.