Transport represents a major source of pollution in urban areas, with serious consequences on public health and mortality. For 20 years European Mobility Week, the European Commission’s awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility, has been inspiring people to re-consider their mobility habits in towns and cities.
This year's theme “Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility” aligns with Green Week’s zero pollution ambition aims by inspiring a shift towards active and sustainable mobility, with a special focus on road safety and on physical and mental well-being. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, European Mobility Week is also promoting public transport as a safe and reliable alternative to car use.
Join us for some inspirational examples from the legacy of European Mobility Week and its well-known Car-Free Day, as we showcase towns and cities creating a safer and healthier living environment, and take a closer look at the importance of improving our health and wellbeing with urban mobility.
- Juan Caballero, Head of European Secretariat, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK
- Shane O’Mara, Professor of Experimental Brain Research, Trinity College, Dublin, Author of ‘In Praise of Walking’
- Annika Stienen, Deputy Director of EU Department, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
- Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Mobility & Transport, European Commission