(21 March 2017) – The European Commission yesterday announced the winners of the European Mobility Week Award 2016 and of the 5th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning.
Malmö (Sweden) won the European Mobility Week Award 2016 for its long-term focus on active transport modes such as cycling and walking. The 5th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning was attributed to Brussels (Belgium) for its successful freight strategy.
Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden, receives the award for its efforts in promoting active travel and prioritising pedestrians and cyclists. The city is also successful in partnering with local businesses, proving that smart and sustainable mobility can have a positive impact on the local economy.
Brussels supports private sector initiatives for improved urban logistics, and consolidation efforts, including the use of consolidation centres, to increase efficiency and reduce the number of freight kilometres in the city.