Ali Aksoyer / Istanbul, Sep 15 () - The construction of a 10-meter wide public road project, which is set to include separate lanes for pedestrians, runners and cyclists, has begun on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality collaborated with the municipality of Beykoz, a district on the Anatolian coast of the Bosphorus, in the city’s latest land reclamation project to construct a public road stretching for three kilometers between Çubuklu, Kanlıca and Beykoz.
The road is designed to include separate lanes for pedestrians, runners and cyclists.
Once the construction is complete, fishing ports will also be added for fishermen to avoid disturbing pedestrians – a common problem on the coasts of Istanbul.
The construction will be carried in two stages; the initial step will be to construct a 1.2 kilometer road between the Çubuklu pier and the Kanlıca district. The road will then be extended until Beykoz for a total of 3 kilometers.
The plan is the latest in a series of controversial land reclamation projects, criticized for further narrowing the Bosphorus.
Late July 2015, a 700-meter long public road project began in Emirgan, located on Istanbul’s European coast.
The first land reclamation project on the Bosphorus Straits, which is now 900-meter wide, was realized in 1956 when a coastal road was built between the Emirgan and Sarıyer districts.