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Vienna, Igoumenitsa and Turda celebrated in new EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK videos

18 July 2018

Three new videos have been launched showcasing the sustainable mobility activities of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award winners for 2017. The videos were filmed on location in Vienna (Austria), Igoumenitsa (Greece), and Turda (Romania), and feature interviews with key mobility experts within the municipalities.

Each video showcases how the award-winning city is working to make sustainable transport the number one choice for citizens. The Austrian capital’s popular bicycle-sharing system – which now includes cargo-bikes – is highlighted, as is the expansion of the Viennese metro system, as well as the city’s efforts to increase the number of journeys made by foot.

In Igoumenitsa, the municipality is working to change the mobility culture, promoting cleaner and healthier ways of getting around. To reduce the use of private vehicles, the Greek city is implementing measures to improve public transportation.

The drafting of Turda’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan forms the focus of its video, particularly efforts to save residents time and hassle in getting from A to B.

Through these videos, viewers are granted a look at the innovative activities and measures that led these cities to success at the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards ceremony in Brussels.

To view the video on Vienna, click here.

To view the video on Igoumenitsa, click here.

To view the video on Turda, click here.

Turkish kick-off event sets high aims for EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

16 July 2018

On 10 July, a kick-off event for the planning of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK was held in Ankara, Turkey. The event was organised by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey, who are responsible for the national coordination of the campaign in Turkey. Jerome Simpson (EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK European Secretariat) joined around 100 enthusastic participants in discussing how the upcoming campaign will take shape across the country this year from 16-22 September. Among the participants were representatives from nearly 70 towns and cities.

The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Christian Berger, mentioned that previous years had seen around 7 municipalities participate in the campaign, and that hopes were high to top this number in 2018. He added, "Our municipalities are of course the first to get involved in finding a solution whenever we face a problem in today's cities. And we mark Mobility Week in Turkey in the third week of September each year. Our main theme has to do with getting more people to use public transport. But what needs to be emphasized here is the diversification of modes of mass public transport. Our efforts on this theme are ongoing."

Göktug Kara, Transport Sector Head of Unit at the Delegation of the European Union said “We hope to get a record participation this September and with almost 1400 municipalities being members of the Union of Municipalities of Turkey, there is no reason why we can’t rank alongside Austria’s five hundred plus annual registrations!”

For a list of current reigstered cities in Turkey, click here.