October 2017

2017 another record breaking year for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK

For the second year in a row the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign has set a record for participation, with 2,526 towns and cities from 50 countries officially taking part in 2017. Across the continent, cities celebrated under the 2017 theme of 'Clean, shared and intelligent mobility', exploring how technology is making it easier than ever before to use transport together. A full overview of the impact of the 2017 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign will be available in the ‘Participation Report’, due to be released in the coming weeks.

For a full list of participating towns and cities, click here.

Last days to apply for mobility awards!

There is still time for towns and cities to apply for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, with the deadline for applications set at 23 October 2017. This year sees the introduction of a new category for towns with under 50,000 inhabitants, in addition to the traditional award category for towns and cities with 50,000 inhabitants or more. Towns and cities that are developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan can also apply for this year’s SUMP Award, which recognises local authorities that have developed a Mobility Plan that satisfies the diverse transport needs of people and businesses whilst improving quality of life. Applications should be submitted by 3 November 2017.

For more information on the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, click here. For more information on the SUMP Award, click here.

Commissioner Bulc’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK message

This short video message, released by Commissioner Bulc on the occasion of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017, is relevant throughout the year. In the video, Commissioner Bulc highlights the importance and potential of clean, shared, and intelligent transport and emphasises that each of us has a role to play in moving to a more sustainable transport system. The role of technology in allowing us to share mobility is also briefly explored.

To watch the video, click here.

Interview: Polish National Coordination

Photo credit: City of Gorlice

An interview with Maria Perkuszewska, National Coordinator for Poland

Poland saw a massive increase in the number of towns and cities taking part this year, going from 30 registered in 2016 to 105 this year. How was this increase achieved?

When I became a National Coordinator for Poland earlier this year, I was first and foremost surprised by the small number of Polish participants, and convinced that this number can be easily increased. Polish municipalities are very active when it comes to sustainable transport development and are involved in a variety of initiatives. It appeared that every year a large number of Polish cities took part in the week, organising events promoting public transport and so on, but they simply never registered at www.mobilityweek.eu.

To read the full interview, click here.

Feedback? Questions? Let us know! Contact us at: mobilityweek@iclei.org. EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is the European campaign on sustainable urban mobility, organised with the political and financial support of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission. Learn more about the campaign: www.mobilityweek.eu

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