European Mobility Week 2014: Cities

Eu EMW 2014 logoSince 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.

 

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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.

Contacts:

For further background and details on the 2014 program  – http://www.mobilityweek.eu.  For more information on this year’s theme, contact mobilityweek@iclei.org.  For general questions: contact@dotherightmix.eu or Ms Madeleine Kelly-Tychtl   Tel: + 32 – 229-63120

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. 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 and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .

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