Best Practice Guide European Mobility Week
The European Mobility Week (EMW) best practice guide has been released. The publication demonstrates case studies from nine European municipalities participating in last year’s EMW. In 2011, the principal theme was ‘Alternative Mobility’, promoting the importance of sustainable modes of transport and raising awareness among European urban citizens.
The EMW is the largest campaign in the world influencing urban mobility and transport taking place each year in September. Annually thousands of European cities and towns participate in this initiative. The overall objective of the EMW is to stimulate sustainable urban transportation in Europe. Not only European urban stakeholders take part in the campaign, but also local governments outside Europe.
Adopting a more sustainable travel behaviour
Local authorities are key players to encourage their citizens in adopting a more sustainable travel behaviour. The case studies outlined in the publication can serve as an inspiration for other towns and cities. Through their innovative campaign activities, established relations with urban stakeholders and extensive media activities the following municipalities have proven their importance during 2011’s EMW:
- Bologna, Italy: Winner of the EMW award 2011;
- Zagreb, Croatia (nominated for the EMW award 2011);
- Lanarka, Cyprus (nominated for the EMW Award 2011);
- Cahors, France;
- Skopje, Republic of Macedonia;
- Derry, United Kingdom;
- Labin, Croatia;
- Sofia, Bulgaria;
- Szczecin, Poland.
To download the EMW best practice guide, please click on the ‘Reference Material’ folder at the right side of this page.
European Mobility Week 2012
This year’s edition of the EMW focuses on the theme ‘Moving in the right direction’, aimed at stimulating local authorities to develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and to organise awareness activities among its citizens. The integrated nature of SUMPs allows local authorities to meet the needs of its citizens and business, as well as improving the quality of life in their cities. Frontrunner towns and cities developing such plans will be awarded at a ceremony hosted by the Environment and Transport Commissioners in Brussels.
For more information on how to develop and implement a SUMP, please download the ‘Thematic guidelines’ at the Reference Material folder. To sign up for 2012’s EMW, please click on the See Also folder.
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