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This is one half of the huge Istanbul bus station - lots of car parking, no cycle facilities.

The traffic-free main street in Taksim, Istanbul

Traffic-free bar area, Istanbul

Cycle parking near the GalataPort development, Istanbul

Cyclist climbing up from the Tophane waterfront, Istanbul

Taksim Square, Istanbul - space for a historic tram but nothing specific for cycles

English-language instructions at a bike-sharing station in Beşiktaş - there's nothing like this in central Istanbul, but this is a middle-class suburb.

Bike-sharing station in Beşiktaş - there's nothing like this in central Istanbul, but this is a middle-class suburb.

Bike-sharing station in Beşiktaş - there's nothing like this in central Istanbul, but this is a middle-class suburb.

Share the Lane sign heading north from central Istanbul

Cycling north on the footway from central Istanbul in the evening rush hour.

Lots of ferry passengers on the waterfront at the Beşiktaş ferry terminal, Istanbul

Cyclists waiting for a ferry, Istanbul

I saw a few cyclists on this coastal path in Istanbul, but it could be made into a really useful route.

I saw a few cyclists on this coastal path in Istanbul, but it could be made into a really useful route.

Traffic-free promenade past the Karakoy ferry terminal, Istanbul

Traffic-free area, Istanbul

Parked cars, Istanbul - presumably someone somewhere has the keys.

Cycle parking at Istanbul's coolest new art venue.

Proper crossing required, Istanbul

Share The Lane sign, Istanbul

Rising bollards to the right, no entry except trams to the left

Congestion in Istanbul - coaches unload passengers on this narrow street between the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia

Cycle parking in Istanbul (Aya Sofya in the background)

The Istanbul rush hour - a lot of people walk (from the metro or the ferry).

Cycle parking (colonised by a scooter) at a metro and ferry dock, Kadikoy, Istanbul

Cycle parking (occupied by a scooter or motorbike), Moda, Istanbul

Cycle lane of sorts, Moda, Istanbul

Bikes at café, Moda, Istanbul

Cycle lane of sorts, Moda, Istanbul

Obstructions in unused cycle lane, Moda, Istanbul

Dead-end at end of short, isolated cycle track on the Golden Horn waterfront, Istanbul - just for kids learning to ride their bikes.

Turn-around at end of short, isolated cycle track on the Golden Horn waterfront, Istanbul - just for kids learning to ride their bikes.

Short, isolated cycle track on the Golden Horn waterfront, Istanbul - just for kids learning to ride their bikes.

Short, isolated cycle track on the Golden Horn waterfront, Istanbul - just for kids learning to ride their bikes.

No Cycling sign on the Golden Horn metro bridge, Istanbul

The Golden Horn metro bridge, Istanbul - no cycling

Lift, escalator and steps to the Golden Horn metro bridge, Istanbul - shame, it could have incorporated a good cycle bridge.

Share The Lane sign and the Giolden Horn metro bridge, Istanbul

Very optimistic Share The Lane sign, Istanbul

Parked cars, Istanbul - I assume someone somewhere has the keys... (approximate location)

Beleaguered cyclist (probably a foreigner) waiting to cross a major junction in Istanbul

Bike shop, Istanbul

Traffic-free area near Istanbul University

A rare cyclist in Istanbul (I saw about a dozen per day)

There aren't a lot of bikes in Istanbul (I saw about a dozen cyclists per day) and there's not a lot of cycle parking.

Traffic-free streets for people and cats (the real owners of Istanbul)

Share the Lane sign, Istanbul

Oh the irony! A Turkish airline suggests going to the Netherlands to enjoy cycling. Because virtually no-one cycles in Istanbul. (Approximate location)

Rising bollards, Istanbul

Rising bollards, Istanbul

Rising bollards, Istanbul

Cycle parking at the Roman Hippodrome, Istanbul

No idea why this needed to be closed off quite so thoroughly

Tour group on bikes, at the Roman Hippodrome, Istanbul

Cycle parking at the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, Istanbul

Rising bollards at the entry to Sultanahmet Square (the Roman hippodrome), Istanbul

Rising bollards at the Aya Sofya church/mosque/museum, Istanbul

Road closure at the Aya Sofya church/mosque/museum, Istanbul

Road closed except for trams, Istanbul (EDS probably means ANPR cameras)

Road closure, Istanbul

Waterfront promenade, Istanbul - there are almost no cyclists, but this could be used to encourage them.

Cycle parking at a metro station, Istanbul

Pedestrianisation in Moda, Istanbul, with a No Motorbikes sign.

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