EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK
Safe Walking and Cycling
Any town or city worldwide is warmly invited to participate in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. To take part, each town or city must commit to one or more of the three criteria below, which must be held during the week of 16-22 September (the week takes place on the same dates every year) to be eligible for registration. Only the official local authority of the participating town or city may register for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. Please remember to register online as soon as possible (until 15 September)!
Local authorities that comply with all three criteria (see below) - organising activities during the week of 16-22 September, implementing/promoting new transport infrastructure, and holding a Car-Free Day - will be designated as 'Golden Participants' and become eligible to apply for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards (please refer to list of eligible countries).
To take part, each town or city must commit to one or more of the following:
- Organise activities that celebrate sustainable urban transport. The celebrations can take any form - from guided walks or bicycle rides to street games to public lectures. As long as the activities promote public transport, cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable mobility, they're valid.
- Implement/promote permanent infrastructure that helps people make sustainable transport choices. These ‘permanent measures’ don’t need to be expensive: the aim is to show the commitment of the town or city to sustainable urban mobility.
- Hold a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic and instead, open them to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city’s link to World Car-Free Day.
In 2019, the campaign focuses on ‘Safe Walking and Cycling’ under the call-to-action ‘Walk with us!’. For more information and ideas of which kind of activities and measures to promote during the week, you can check the Manual, available in all EU official languages.
For more information, please visit the event website.