EU campaign for sustainable transport kicks off

An initiative to encourage people to use other forms of transport than cars kicked off this week. The EU’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is taking place in more than 2,000 cities and towns. […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

An initiative to encourage people to use other forms of transport than cars kicked off this week.

The EU’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is taking place in more than 2,000 cities and towns.

Different activities will be organised to walking, cycling and the use of public transport to tackle air pollution.

It also aims to encourage innovative solutions for urban mobility challenges which can contribute to the EU’s climate and decarbonisation targets.

It ends on 22nd September, with a Car-Free Day when roads are partially closed.

Only to pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and EVs will be allowed.

The London Borough of Lambeth and the Scottish city of Aberdeen are taking part in the car-free days.

EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is a reminder that each and every one of us can make a difference. If we choose to walk or cycle more, to favour collective or public transport or to combine these sustainable modes, Europe as a whole can reap considerable societal benefits.

“Put together, our individual choices can reduce carbon emissions, urban congestion, noise, accidents, air pollution and create a better mobility.”