The European Commission today launches the 17th edition of the European Mobility Week, which will be held from 16 to 22 September in more than 2400 places and cities.
Since 2002, European Mobility Week has sought to improve public health and quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. In doing so, they contribute to fulfilling the EU’s obligations to defend the Paris Accords and to leave healthier planets to the future generations. The campaign gives people the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as air pollution.
For this year’s edition, European Mobility Week focuses on ‘multimodality‘ – the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips. Its aim is to encourage us to explore the many different options available for getting from A to B, and to think about the mode that best suits our particular journey. As well as providing health benefits, significant savings can be achieved through a multimodal approach, particularly when short journeys are completed through walking and cycling.
The central event in Zagreb will be held the European Square on September 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm. With a parade in the center of the city that will involve all citizens who use different ways of moving around the city – pedestrians, cyclists, police on bicycles, rollers, skateboarders, people with physical disabilities – September 22 will also mark the ‘Day Without a Car’.
By introducing some sustainable transport modes into our journeys, not only can we have a positive impact on the environment, we may just find that we’re fitter and happier, with some extra spending money too!