European Mobility Week e-Newsletter
December 2016
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Dear readers,

In this December issue of the e-Newsletter, we share some successes from the past year as well as some inspiration and ideas for the future. As 2016 comes to a close, the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK team would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year! We look forward to connecting with you in 2017.

Kind regards,



EU Award for "The Better World" Communiciation goes to

2016 .eu web awards

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK was awarded the eu.Web Award 2016 in the "Better World" category at a prestigious ceremony at the Natural History Museum in Brussels (Belgium). The category is reserved for the best websites on the topics of environmental protection and sustainable development. was completely overhauled this year with the aim of producing a more user-friendly, attractive web presence, one capable of meeting the needs of a growing project.

To read the full article, click here.

Image: Eurid


EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Participation Report looks back at 2016 campaign

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The Participation Report for 2016 is now available to read online, providing a detailed analysis of the 2016 campaign’s performance in comparison to previous editions. EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2016 had the highest participation rate ever witnessed by the campaign, with 2,427 participating towns and cities. This figure means that there were over 550 more participating cities than in 2015, and more than 150 compared to the previous record, set five years earlier.

To read the full article, click here.

Image: Verkéiersverbond


Compact cities can improve health, finds study

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A new study suggests that compact cities that focus on cycling and walking could boost the health of citizens. Land use, transport, and population health: estimating the health benefits of compact cities, a paper by an international team of researchers, was published last week in UK medical journal The Lancet. The team used characteristics from six cities – Boston (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Delhi (India), London (UK), Melbourne (Australia) and São Paulo (Brazil) - to model the city-specific effect of land use and urban design interventions on the choices of transport and population health.

To read the full article, click here.

Image: Davide D'Amcio


Germany aims to build on Mobility Week success
An interview with German National Coordinator Claudia Kiso, Germany Environment Agency

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1. This was your first year as National Coordinator for Germany. How has your experience been?

It has been both very exciting and a lot of work. I was welcomed into the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK family with open arms and received a lot of support from the European Secretariat as well as from other National Coordinators. Their experiences and insights were invaluable. At the same time, I had to familiarise myself with how local authorities are organised in the field of sustainable transport in Germany and what kind of support they need from us as a focal point for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in the country. Many NGOs and local authorities seemed happy that the national focal point was established at the Germany Environment Agency, as it resulted in increased attention. They greatly supported our work with their contacts, expertise and experience, which made our first year a lot easier.

To read the full interview, click here.

Image: Umweltbundesamt


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