Since 2002, EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK has sought to improve public health and quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. The campaign gives people the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as air pollution. (https://mobilityweek.eu/the-campaign/)
You can find more information about participants and mobility actions on the website of European Mobility Week: https://mobilityweek.eu
The theme reflects the ambitious targets of a carbon-neutral continent by 2050, as laid out by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, when presenting the European Green Deal.
It also aims to highlight the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport and promote an inclusive framework involving everyone.
Despite the different climatic, geographical and socio-economic conditions across Europe’s urban areas, measures can be taken to promote a carbon-neutral and inclusive urban environment. Therefore, EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020 encourages people and local authorities to take steps to achieve the long-term goal of a carbon-neutral continent. - European Mobility Week
At SMOVE.CITY, we believe in engaging the community and working together with local authorities, The European Mobility Week is a great way to showcase sustainable mobility initiatives. It is the perfect opportunity to present sustainable mobility alternatives to local residents and to explain the challenges that cities and towns are facing. By taking part, towns and cities can showcase the benefits of cleaner transport choices and make progress towards better mobility in Europe.
Local authorities are strongly encouraged to use the week to test new transport measures and get feedback from the public. It is also an excellent opportunity for local stakeholders to get together and discuss the different aspects of mobility and air quality, find innovative solutions to reduce car-use and transport emissions, and test new technologies and planning measures.
During this week, we hope to inspire local authorities and citizens to use alternative sustainable mobility means.