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EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK co-organised by DG MOVE

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 17 Aug 2018
Sunday 16 September 2018 at 00:00
Saturday 22 September 2018 at 23:50
Europe-wide
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EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is DG MOVE's flagship annual campaign, taking place from 16 - 22 September every year. This year's campaign focuses on the theme of multimodality, with the call to action "Mix and Move!"

Since 2002, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has sought to improve public health and quality of life by promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. The campaign gives people the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as air pollution. People are invited to combine different modes of transport for their (daily) journeys rather than the transport mode they would usually use.

Last year, over 2500 towns and cities from 50 countries worldwide organised events for the promotion of sustainable urban mobility. Local authorities may register their participation on the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK website. MOBILITYACTIONS can also be registered on the site by a broader target group - whether an employer has decided to actively promote walking to work or using public transport, or a cycling group or educational institution has planned a cycling event during the week. 

These events often culminate in a car-free day, and there are many opportunities for residents to interact with local authorities and discuss the benefits of active and sustainable transport. 

The campaign provides the perfect opportunity for towns and cities to present sustainable mobility alternatives to local residents, and to explain the challenges that they are facing. By taking part, towns and cities can showcase the benefits of cleaner transport choices and make progress towards better mobility in Europe.

Local authorities are strongly encouraged to use the week to test new transport measures and get feedback from the public, and to measure air quality. It is also an excellent opportunity for local stakeholders to get together and discuss the different aspects of mobility and air quality, find innovative solutions to reduce car-use and transport emissions, and test new technologies and planning measures.

To discover more about how towns and cities can take part and organise a successful EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in 2018, visit the campaign resources page.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK coordinates with a number of other initiatives by the European Commission, including Project EDWARD - the European Day Without a Road Death, the European Week of Sport and the Commission's new Social Biking campaign


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