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Malmö and Brussels receive sustainable mobility awards

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Mar 2017

The European Commission today announced the winners of the 2016 European sustainable urban mobility awards at a ceremony held in Brussels (Belgium).

Malmö (Sweden) won the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2016 for its long-term focus on active transport modes such as cycling and walking.

The 5th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning was won by Brussels (Belgium) for its successful freight strategy.

Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden, was rewarded for its efforts in promoting active travel and prioritising pedestrians and cyclists.

The city also implemented a series of permanent measures such as turning a major shopping street into a car-free zone, making its city centre safer and more attractive to local residents; and has set up a new bike-sharing system offering 500 bicycles at 50 stations.

Brussels, city-region and home to 1.18 million people, succeeded in developing a strategic plan for freight transport that is well integrated within the passenger mobility strategy.

The jury appreciated its innovative approach in identifying problems, finding opportunities and selecting the most relevant measures. 

Both cities were selected by an independent panel of mobility and transport experts and will receive a promotional video highlighting their achievements.

For more information, read the press release

Image: Malmö - Winner of the EMW Award 2016 (© Jimmy Arvidsson)

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