(15 September 2015) – Tomorrow the European Commission is launching the annual European Mobility Week (16-22 September), with events scheduled to take place in over 2,000 European cities and towns.
The European Mobility Week encourages innovative solutions for today’s urban mobility challenges, which can contribute to the climate and decarbonisation objectives of the EU.
One of the highlights of this year’s European Mobility Week will be the car-free day, during which cities are partially closed to motorised traffic, allowing only pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and clean vehicles. As an example, the old town of the Stockholm and much of the city centre will be pedestrianized.
Other events across Europe aim to demonstrate inspirational and innovative measures to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport. In Tallinn, for example, citizens will benefit from free public transportation by showing their driving licence.
In the Portuguese city of Aveiro, the citizens’ initiative ‘Ciclaveiro’ will be organising a series of events, such as an exhibition, a workshop and a second-hand bicycle sale to promote cycling.