By Conall Martin / Updated: 20 Sep 2022

Starting today, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK returns to towns and cities across Europe, and beyond. Over the course of the next week, from 16 - 22 September, around 3,000 towns and cities from more than 40 countries will participate in the campaign by organising awareness raising activities and hosting events that promote active, inclusive mobility. The initiative provides a week filled with #BetterConnections and sustainable mobility activities from across Europe, and beyond.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is the European Commission’s annual flagship awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility. It promotes behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.

The event culminates in the popular Car-Free Day (22 September), which sees streets closed to motorised traffic and open to people. 

Local authorities are encouraged to use the main week to try out innovative planning measures, promote new infrastructure and technologies, measure air quality, and get feedback from the public. With more towns and cities joining every year, and with its huge media appeal, the campaign is widely recognised as a driving force towards sustainable urban mobility in Europe and beyond.

Each year the campaign adopts a theme to showcase the different dimensions of sustainable mobility. In 2022 the annual theme ‘Better connections’ encourages towns and cities to foster synergies between people, places, packages - such as the ecological delivery of parcels - policy and planning.

European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, welcomes EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2022 with a short video message. The Commissioner reflects on this year's theme - 'Better Connections' - and what this means for towns and cities hoping to build more inclusive and sustainable mobility for citizens. She underlines Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans as a way to achieve comprehensive local policy and planning approaches that meet the unique needs of each town or city and, of course, its residents. Watch the video statement, here.


Be sure to follow along on social media for the latest #MobilityWeek updates and check out what your town or city is organising, here!

For more information on the campaign, visit

Public and stakeholder involvement