Executive Summary

With the valuable support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and İstanbul Development Agency, EMBARQ Turkey prepared "Safe Cycling Design Manual for Istanbul1 in 2014. During the preparation phase, EMBARQ Turkey conducted interviews with representatives from local and central government and survey with over 3,000 people. The report consists of three parts: 1-Benefits of cycling; 2- Governance dimendison of cycling infrastructure and user tendencies; 3- Bike lane implementations. 

Following the inspections, EMBARQ Turkey has recommonded three new bike lanes for İstanbul. The report received "Excellency Award" from Center for Active Design based in New York for human-oriented design recommendations.