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The finalists of the European Commission’s European Mobility Week (EMW) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) awards have been announced

Winners will be announced on 21 March
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Source: mobilityweek.eu

The finalists of the European Commission’s European Mobility Week (EMW) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) awards have been announced. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning.

The finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities are:

  • Gdynia (Poland) for a strong programme of activities promoting the use of public transport
  • Lisbon (Portugal) for effective communication efforts reaching both residents and visitors and a strong vision for a more sustainable mobility culture
  • Palma (Spain) for holding two Car-Free Days to highlight the urban space that could be gained without vehicles


The finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for smaller municipalities (less than 50 000 inhabitants) are:

  • Karditsa (Greece) for activities aimed at children and disabled people as well as promoting the health and safety benefits of sustainable transport
  • Lindau (Germany) for a strong focus on multimodality (the theme for 2018), and for a clever mixture of educational and entertaining activities
  • Oliveira do Bairro (Portugal) for permanent measures and strong partnerships with local stakeholders



The 7th SUMP Award finalists are:

  • Basel (Switzerland) - demonstrated an outstanding approach to managing cross-border issues (closely located to both Germany and France), as well as their approach to finance and investment
  • Dresden (Germany) - achieved - or exceeded most SUMP objectives including a decrease car model share
  • Greater Manchester (United Kingdom) - followed an excellent spatial approach, demonstrated ambitious modal-share goals and integrated new technologies

The three winners will be announced at a ceremony in Brussels on 21 March 2019. Commissioner Violeta Bulc, responsible for Transport, and Jürgen Müller, Head of Cabinet for Karmenu Vella, the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will present the awards to the winning towns and cities.

For more information visit http://www.mobilityweek.eu