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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Participation Report looks back at 2016

8 December 2016

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 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.

As in previous editions of the campaign, Austria, Spain and Hungary were the top three countries in terms of participation. Each country witnessed a significant improvement in participation compared to 2015, with Austria adding 68 cities, Spain adding 73, and Hungary adding 32. Belgium experienced the greatest increase, with 82 extra towns and cities participating compared to 2015, leading to a total of 117 participants.

This year also saw the trend in increased levels of Car-Free Day participation continue, with 953 towns and cities closing their street(s) to traffic – 47 more than in 2015 and 170 more than in 2014. As well as participation statistics, the report includes information on visitors to and growth in the campaign’s social media channels, as well as campaign highlights, conclusions and recommendations.

To view the report, click here.