The municipality of Slovenj Gradec in northern Slovenia has won the country’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award for its work on sustainable urban mobility and activities during the campaign week.
Slovenj Gradec has been transforming areas with traffic into areas for pedestrians and cyclists, and has actively involved citizens in these activities to help improve their quality of life.
Measures include investing in more pavements, creating cycling infrastructure on roads, and making more space for cyclists and pedestrians at the main bus station.
The municipality is also working on creating safe routes to school, and is involved in drafting an integrated transport strategy.
The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK was held from 16-22 September, and a record 70 municipalities took part in Slovenia. The town hosted 18 successful events during the week.
Slovenj Gradec’s focus during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK was to promote the idea that sustainable urban mobility has a positive impact on the local economy.
Among others, it highlighted how children who go to school by foot or on bicycles perform better academically, and that pedestrians and cyclists are less likely to visit doctors or spend time in hospital because of the health benefits of active mobility.
For more information, visit krog.sta.si (in Slovenian)
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