September 2017

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK kicks-off around the globe

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is now underway, with over 2,000 towns and cities across the world organising events to encourage residents to try out alternatives to traditional means of transport. The European Commission launched the 16th EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium). Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “Shared mobility is a smart and innovative emerging model of transportation, with the potential to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads: for example, for each shared car, 15 private cars are off the road. But it's not only about cars; we are witnessing a real spurt of shared bike systems in cities and towns across the EU. We need to ensure that the future of urban mobility is both shared and sustainable."

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New EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award category for smaller towns launched

In 2017, for the first time, small municipalities will have their own category within the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award. This means that two awards will be presented: one for municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and one for municipalities with 50,000 inhabitants or more. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards are presented to the local authorities that are judged to have done the most to raise awareness of sustainable mobility during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. The call for applications for this year’s award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award), which recognises local authorities that have developed an exemplary Mobility Plan, is also now open.

For more information on the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, click here. For more information on the SUMP Award, click here.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Best Practice Guide highlights mobility week activities

The Best Practice Guide 2017 has been released, showcasing impressive examples of mobility week activities from the 10 local authorities that were shortlisted for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2016, as well as examples of MOBILITYACTIONS organised by NGOs, universities and private organisations. Featured cities include: Malmö (Sweden), Lisbon (Portugal), Skopje (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Białystok (Poland), Kruševac (Serbia), Palma (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Samos (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria), and Valencia (Spain).

To download the guide, click here.

ACTION in the spotlight: Ciclogreen

Ciclogreen encourages users to make use of sustainable modes of transport. The app allows users to earn points (called CICLOS) by tracking activities such as cycling, walking running and skating. These points can then be turned into exclusive discounts with participating businesses. Rewards range from free breakfasts to waterproof sport cameras, free "glamping trips" and more.

To read the full article, visit the ACTION in the Spotlight page.

Feedback? Questions? Let us know! Contact us at: EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is the European campaign on sustainable urban mobility, organised with the political and financial support of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission. Learn more about the campaign:

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