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European Mobility Week
September 15, 2013 @ 11:00 pm - September 20, 2013 @ 10:59 pm
Cities and towns across Europe and beyond are encouraged to make a real difference to mobility in their area by signing up and taking part inEuropean Mobility Week 2013.
The campaign is an excellent opportunity to promote sustainable mobility to citizens, enact a new measure related to better public transport, and to progress towards a more sustainable, efficient and pleasant mobility culture. Registration can be completed online and each registered city is displayed on the European Mobility Week website.
All local authorities that represent a town or city are invited to get involved. Last year’s campaign saw a total of 2,158 cities from 39 countries register their participation.
To be eligible, the registering authority must comply with a charter drawn up in consultation with various national European partners. Alternatively, where appropriate, a charter that has been adapted to the national constraints of a country is acceptable.
By signing the charter, cities commit to three measures: to organise a week of activities around this year’s theme “Clean air – it’s your move!”, to implement at least one new permanent measure which contributes to modal transfer from the private car to an environmentally sound means of transport, and to set aside one or several areas that are reserved solely for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport for at least one whole day (“In Town Without My Car” day).
Non-commercial organisations operating at EU level can also get involved by becoming an Associated Partner. Associated Partners contribute to the success of the campaign by promoting and supporting participation, sharing their expertise and involving their members or member associations.
This year, the campaign will focus on cleaning our air through better mobility choices. Under the theme “Clean air – it’s your move!” the link between mobility and air quality will be explored, as well as the myriad health and environmental benefits that come with lowering urban air pollution. More information on this year’s theme is available in the Thematic Guidelines 2013.
To register, click here.