It promotes behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions. The theme of the 2021 edition is „move sustainably, stay healthy“.
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.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year towns and cities have maximum flexibility when participating. Local authorities can register their events and permanent infrastructure initiatives as usual, such as organising activities during the week of 16-22 September, implementing or promoting new transport infrastructure, and holding a Car-Free Day.
However, they can also register their online alternatives and short-term measures to help people move around safely during the pandemic. Measures could include the temporary reallocation of road space to create pop-up bike lanes, or the introduction of speed restrictions.
In addition, businesses, NGOs, schools and other actors, including cities, who want to get involved in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign are encouraged to register their MOBILITYACTION online. These include any actions taken to promote sustainable urban mobility culture, such as cycling to work, or employers taking concrete action to encourage the use of public transport for their employees.
Quelle: ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH