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Finalists for European sustainable urban mobility awards announced

15 March 2016

The European Commission has announced the names of the finalists for the 2015 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and SUMP Awards. The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony on 20 April 2016 in Brussels (Belgium) with Commissioner Violeta Bulc, responsible for Transport, and Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for the Environment, in attendance.

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award honours the local authorities who promote sustainable urban mobility exceptionally well and successfully focus on a shift towards more sustainable means of transport. The finalist cities were recognised as having performed exceptionally well in promoting multimodality, in line with last year’s theme ‘Choose. Change. Combine.' Long-term measures undertaken in the cities were also taken into account. This year’s edition received 53 applications from 19 countries. A shortlist of ten cities was made, with the final three finalists being Lisbon (Portugal), Murcia (Spain), and Palma de Mallorca (Spain).

The award for sustainable urban mobility planning aims to promote the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) across Europe, and to distinguish the mobility planning champions in line with the annual award theme. This year's edition focuses on multimodality and intermodality in sustainable urban mobility planning, which refers to the combination of various transport modes within one trip or separate trips. The three finalists are Malmö (Sweden), Utrecht (The Netherlands), and Vienna (Austria).