The Integration of Non-motorized Multimodal Transport in Ankara (Ankara Bicycle Strategy and Masterplan), Turkey


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Project Overview

The capital city of Turkey, offering varied urban transportation infrastructure and experiences for over 5 million citizens, aims for introducing bicycle as an additional transportation mode. The bicycle strategy will serve as a document that guides policy with specific recommendations on improving the cycling share in Ankara. It is expected to complement infrastructure manuals and other regulatory documents and will direct sustainable transport policy in the future.


  • Transport & Mobility
Funding Goal
Western Asia and Arab States


Within the scope of the project for the development of bicycle transportation for Ankara, the overall objective is to introduce the bicycle as a mode of urban mobility for all and integrate it into a multimodal public transport system). To achieve this overall objective, the sub-objectives are listed below:

(1) To develop a citywide Bicycle Strategy and a Bicycle Master Plan for integrating bicycle systems as part of the public transport and general mobility network of Ankara;
(2) To develop a Cycling Design Standards Guideline for Ankara;
(3) To define Pilot Projects for implementing cycling infrastructure and facilities such as bike share systems; and
(4) To advocate and promote the use of bicycles among Ankara citizens.

Progress Tracker


  • Phase 1 (Completed)


  • Phase 2

    Implementation phase includes developing strategic plans, guidelines and masterplan and also pilot Project. The topographical survey for the pilot area has been completed. The project scope has only consultancy services without have any construction and site works.

Current Stage

Advanced Design Stage



Project Milestones

As it is a master plan for the entire city, the project can be implemented incrementally.

ESG Impact

A coherent network of bicycle routes, designed with a focus on inclusivity (specifically for elderly, women with children, youngsters, people living with disabilities), can improve the liveability of the city and contribute positively in terms of public health, economic growth and environmental benefits.

In the long term, many benefits will be realised that include:

  • Lowered carbon emissions;
  • Improved quality of the urban environment;
  • Encouragement of healthier and more sustainable lifestyles;
  • Improved quality of life and well-being;
  • Improved pedestrians and cyclist mobility;
  • Improved urban space accessibility for the citizens
  • Increased opportunities for social interaction within residential streets;
  • Achievement of community involvement and local empowerment


Metropolitan municipality, district municipalities, under-representative groups, and all citizens with a population of 6 million.

SDG Goals

SDG 1: No PovertySDG 2: Zero HungerSDG 3: Good Health and Well-beingSDG 4: Quality EducationSDG 5: Gender EqualitySDG 6: Clean Water and SanitationSDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergySDG 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthSDG 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 10: Reduced InequalitySDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionSDG 13: Climate ActionSDG 14: Life Below WaterSDG 15: Life on LandSDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsSDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals


• SDG-11: Sustainable Cities and Communities:
11.2. By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.

• SDG-3: Good Health and well-being:
3.6. By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents;
3.4. By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being (3.4.1. Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease).


Track 2

Risks and Limitations

What are the key risks, constraints and dependencies related to the project?


Risk mitigation and continuity

The project will be added in the municipality’s strategic plan and also a continuity plan for the project will be prepared.

An official letter of undertaking will be prepared by the municipality. All the risks and mitigation measures will be defined in this plan.


Funding Goal

The projects to be realised in short term (i.e. 2021-2022). It includes a total of 6 routes. (6.1M Euro)
The projects to be realised in medium term (i.e. 2023-2027). It includes a total of 10 routes. (13.6 M Euro)

The design, consultancy & supervision services and topographical surveys are also included within the cost estimations above.

Type of Investment

Blended Finance

Financing Structure

Public Private Partnership

Secured Investment

US$1,530,000 by UK FCDO

Committed Government Funding

IPA funded “Smart Ankara” project with an indicated budget as EUR 2,441,800,00

Committed Private Funding

To be discussed with the municipality


Technical Support Required

  • Pilot Project Final Design
  • Awareness Raising Activities & Campaigns Report
  • Final Closure Report


Governmental Buy-in

To be discussed with the municipality: İlbank; relevant departments of the municipality.

Other Forms of Governmental Support

The municipality will mobilize their technical team for site supervision and for all design and consultancy services.

National Ministries Involved

Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
Mİnistry of Environment and Urbanization

SubNational Ministries Involved

To be discussed with the municipality. NGOs, City council, mukhtarships, etc.

Other Entities Involved

To be discussed with the municipality.

Licenses and Permits

All the permits and approval processes will be conducted after the final design stage is completed and before the construction is started.


Supporting Documents

No supporting documents included.