Since 2002 European Mobility Week has sought to influence mobility and urban transport issues, as well as improve the health and quality of life of citizens. The campaign gives citizens the chance to explore what the role of city streets really is, and to explore concrete solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as air pollution. Local authorities are strongly encouraged to use the Week to test new transport measures and get feedback from citizens. It is also an excellent opportunity for local stakeholders to get together and discuss the different aspects of mobility and air quality, find innovative solutions to reduce car-use and thus emissions, and test new technologies or planning measures.
Below you have the list of the 682 cities thus far signed in to support the 2014 week, as of 22 August 2014. To discover more about how participating cities have used the campaign to enhance their sustainable transport policies, visit the best practice guides.
In 2013 a total of 1931 cities signed in, with top participation by Austria (534), (Spain (406) and Hungary (129). Back in 2002, the first year, there were already 1742 cities from three dozen countries signed in to the program.
For further background and details on the 2014 program – http://www.mobilityweek.eu. For more information on this year’s theme, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions: email@example.com or Ms Madeleine Kelly-Tychtl Email: Madeleine.KELLY@ec.europa.eu Tel: + 32 – 229-63120
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Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton