European Mobility Week celebrates most successful campaign yet

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Sep 2016

This year has seen the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign shatter its previous participation record, with an astounding 2 424 cities from 51 countries celebrating the week. The previous record was set in 2011 when 2 264 cities from 43 countries participated.

Cities and towns around the world held activities under this year’s theme of 'Smart and sustainable mobility - an investment for Europe', referring to the close ties between transport and economics.
Many cities held a 'Car-Free Day', in which areas of the city were closed off to motorised vehicles and opened to citizens, while others held activities that showcased the benefits of opting for sustainable modes of travel. A sizeable portion of those participating also enacted permanent measures that encourage a shift to low-carbon forms of mobility.

Cities that carried out all three of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK criteria are eligible to apply for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award.
Winners of the award receive a three-minute video in both English and their native language highlighting their achievements.
The call for applications for the fifth edition of the SUMP Award is also open. This year's award will recognise the local or regional government that has done most to integrate urban freight with their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).

For more information, visit the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK website.
Image copyright: Franz Hackl, Radlobby Steyregg
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