Assessment of the air quality effects of pedestrianization on Istanbul's Historic Peninsula

Since 2005, Istanbul has been pedestrianizing select areas on the city’s Historic Peninsula. According to Assessment of the Air Quality Effects of Pedestrianization on Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula by EMBARQ team in Turkey, these measures have significantly improved air quality in the region. Furthermore, the report notes how pedestrianization is producing additional benefits, including higher levels of physical activity and greater economic activity. The report concludes by outlining a range of recommendations for further improving local air quality and public health.