The European Commission has announced the winners of four sustainable mobility awards.
Kruševac (Serbia) was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2019, with Karditsa (Greece) taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 8th SUMP Award was won by Brussels Capital Region (Belgium), and the 1st EU Urban Road Safety Award went to Pontevedra (Spain).
The Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean said: “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the winning cities – your actions are powerful examples illustrating the leading role local leaders can play in making our cities cleaner, safer, and more sustainable. I hope this can serve as inspiration for towns and cities who are rethinking their mobility strategies, not least in the wake of the current pandemic.”
The city of Kruševac, Serbia impressed the jury with its wide variety of activities with strong citizen participation and political support form the government. The mayor himself commuted to work by walking to help spread the message and awareness of the 2019 mobility. During the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2019, the streets were empty with no cars and were taken over by pedestrians. They took the chance to revamp the roads by installing new cycle paths, walkways, public squares, urban parks, etc.
Every year the European Mobility Week campaign is held from 16-22 September to provide towns and cities with an opportunity to test out sustainable transport alternatives. Last year over 3100 towns and cities participated.
Registration for this year edition of the European Mobility Week “Zero emission mobility for all” for towns and cities across Europe is open.
To read the full press release of the EC DG Mobility and Transport, click here.
Here you can read the press release of the European Mobility Week (18 May 2020).