EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK is the European Commission’s flagship awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility. It promotes behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.
The slogan of this year's 22nd edition is "Save energy". The main event takes place from 16-22 September each year, culminating in the popular Car-Free Day. Local authorities are encouraged to use the main week to try out innovative planning measures, promote new infrastructure and technologies, measure air quality, and get feedback from the public.
With more towns and cities joining every year, and with its huge media appeal, the campaign is widely recognised as a driving force towards sustainable urban mobility in Europe and beyond.
The main goals of European Mobility Week:
- Promoting sustainable and green means of transport such as cycling, public transport, carsharing and walking.
- Drawing attention to the need to reduce emissions of harmful substances and air pollutants, which contributes to improving the quality of our life in cities.
- Educating and raising awareness of residents about the benefits of choosing more ecological means of transport, such as saving fuel, reducing street congestion, improving health and physical condition.