In the world-famous tourism center Ayder Plateau in Rize’s Çamlıhemşin district, the construction of a 1732-vehicle parking lot is underway in the mountain slope within the scope of urban transformation. Stating that the success to be achieved in the project will be an example for many plateaus, Governor Kemal Çeber said, “We will bring Ayder to what it should be”.
The construction of the parking lot project in the first phase of the urban transformation project in Ayder Plateau, the famous tourism center of Rize, which came to the agenda with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ‘We polluted Ayder’ exit.
The parking lot for 1732 cars will be built inside the mountain slope at the entrance of the plateau and will be covered with grass. 15 percent of the parking lot, which will not be seen from the outside, has been completed.
Those who reach the plateau when it is put into service, after leaving their vehicles in the parking lot, will go to the upper viewing terrace. From here, visitors will reach the plateau center by trams. As a solution to the transportation problem, a new two-way road will be built in the subcode of the plateau. Those who want to go to Ayder Plateau and the surrounding Ausor, Hüser and Kavron highlands will use this road, and vehicle access to the plateau will be restricted.
Work continues in the spa hotel, which was demolished with the construction of the parking lot in the plateau.
“THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE”
Stating that the urban transformation project in Ayder is a nationwide investment like Rize-Artvin Airport, Rize Governor Kemal Çeber said, “Our main goal while doing the transformation activity in Ayder is to protect nature. Another point we pay attention to is that the social life there is not affected by these activities. While doing the transformation, we also pursue social objectives such as not canceling the reservations of people living in the tourism sector.
We are building a parking lot for 1732 vehicles, approximately 500 of which are buses. When you go from here, no one will see a concrete structure and a concrete view in the parking lot area. The multi-storey car park will be placed completely inside the mountain. When you get out of your car in the parking lot, you start to experience the beauty of the plateau on the terrace you climb. We also demolished the thermal hotel, which is located at the same point and has a history of about 100 years. Our thermal hotel constructions have also started here. Activities related to construction and accommodation facilities, which are formed in 6 blocks, continue. The glass terrace construction, which will allow you to watch Gelintulu Waterfall, located on the upper side of Ayder, continues. In Ayder, we have made our way, which we have not fully formed at the moment. We are also making our way to bring Ayder together with our airport, which is still under construction, and the route works are about to be completed ”.
“WE WILL START TO SEE THE NEW AYDER SILHOUET”
Saying that ‘We will bring Ayder as much as we can make it as it should be’, Governor Çeber said, “Our Ayder here, our Uzungöl in Trabzon, our Çağrankaya Plateau, our Ridge Plateau, have almost become a town. Unfortunately, our citizens used it a little roughly for 40 years, 70 years. We will create an exemplary structure and nature in Ayder. We aim to see the new Ayder in February 2022. When people look at it, they will say ‘okay, the new one will be like this’, we will see that silhouette. On the other hand, the remaining work will continue, “he said.
“AYDER WILL BE PURIFIED FROM VEHICLE TRAFFIC”
Gürkan Gülbahar, one of the business executives in Ayder, said, “There has been a parking problem in Ayder for many years. Vehicle traffic has always been a problem. With the construction of the parking lot within the framework of urban transformation, this problem will be solved. Ayder will be completely free of vehicle traffic. Visitors will be transported from the parking lot to their accommodation by shuttles. A spacious area will be created where pedestrians can move easily. With the transformation to be made, Ayder Plateau will increase its attraction even more ”.
Vildan Yıldırım said, “In normal times, people cannot step from the vehicle around here. There were even people who went without traveling in Ayder because they could not find a parking space for their cars. There were great troubles. With the parking lot, one of the biggest problems in Ayder, the parking lot problem will be eliminated. Of course, when the cars do not come here, a very beautiful image will emerge ”.