The European Mobility Week begins today
Take a few days to discover the benefits of sustainable urban transport
- 16 september 2020 09:30
- Aseniya Dimitrova
The European Mobility Week begins today. The popular Europe-wide event takes place from 16-22 September and this year focuses on the theme of zero-emissions mobility. Cities and towns in Europe and beyond will be displaying their solutions for a cleaner and more sustainable urban transport and how this affects people’s lives.
The European Mobility Week stretches from Asia to the Americas
Promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport has been the focus of the European Mobility Week since it first took place in 2002. The annual campaign is the perfect opportunity for everyone to discover for themselves the role of city transit systems and to experiment with practical solutions to face urban challenges including air pollution.
This year’s topic “Zero-emission mobility for all” is the continuation of the ambitious objective of a carbon-neutral continent by 2050, as laid out by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen upon presenting the European Green Deal. Furthermore, the topic also aims to highlight the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport and promote an inclusive framework involving all society members.
Hundreds of good practices and solutions, by cities and towns within and beyond Europe’s borders, in the field of sustainable mobility will be on display over the course of 7 days. The active involvement of local authorities is essential for the effective demonstration of the benefits of cleaner transport and from there on for making progress towards better mobility in the Old Continent.
That is why the organisers are proud to announce the participation of 2538 cities from 47 countries in this year’s campaign. Not only that, but the campaign seems to have inspired other continents as well since participants from North and South America, and Asia have joined in.
To find out what events are scheduled in your city, make sure to check out the interactive map in this link. Also, look out for special posters that will indicate the events part of the campaign.
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