Executive Summary

In April 2015, at the request of the Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality, in Southeastern Turkey, EMBARQ Turkey conducted a road safety and accessibility inspection of the City's BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) corridor. As a result of the increase in the population as well as growth in the downtown area, a higher capacity public transit system was needed to meet the demand for transportation in Şanlıurfa. In an attempt to improve local transportation, increase bus ridership, and relieve traffic congestion, the Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality implemented a BRT system. This present report was prepared to present recommendations for deficiencies and problems identified in the inspection of the Şanlıurfa BRT corridor. The recommendations provided in this report are the results of field work evaluations and office work regarding road safety and accessibility.