News Search Result ( 1 - 1 from 1 )

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK celebrates 20th anniversary with record-breaking participation numbers

20 October 2021

2021 marks a critical milestone for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and its commitment to raising awareness and inspiring action surrounding sustainable urban mobility. Not only did the campaign commemorate its 20-year anniversary, but it also celebrated record-breaking participation with 3,192 registrations from towns and cities across 53 countries.

For twenty years, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, which takes place every year from 16 to 22 September, has sought to promote behavioural change that encourages the use of active mobility, public transport and other clean, intelligent transport solutions. The 2021 theme “Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility” focused on sustainable mobility’s connection to improved mental and physical health, as well as the important role that sustainable and active mobility has played during the pandemic.

Campaign Highlights

Highlights from this year’s campaign include our 20th anniversary virtual museum that showcases some of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK’s best initiatives in its “Hall of Fame” and “Archaeological Room.” The museum is open until 31 December and is a great way to learn more about the campaign.

Cities and towns across Europe were also excited to celebrate EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2021:

In Märkischer Kreis, Germany, a drawing competition for children was organised and the winning artwork was displayed on public transport buses for the week.

In Belgrade, Serbia, an outdoor art exhibition was organised to celebrate sustainable mobility’s impact in the city as well as residents who have committed to making a behavioural change.

In Slovakia, Ministers – including the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, the Minister of Economy, the Minister of Transport and Construction, the Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, the Minister of Culture and the head of the Executive – took various modes of sustainable transport, such as electric scooters, bicycles, public transportation and walking, to their cabinet meeting on 16 September.

In The Hague, the Netherlands, Deputy Mayor for Mobility Robert van Asten shared his plan to turn the city into a cycling haven for residents and in Sillamäe, Estonia a week long cycling tour was organised by citizens to raise awareness for sustainable mobility.

Cementing Success

To help cement this year’s successful campaign towns and cities that excelled in promoting sustainable urban mobility, road safety, and more, are encouraged to apply to the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Award and EU Urban Road Safety Award. The deadline for all applications is 31 October.