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EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK to start with call for SUMP Award applications

15 September 2017

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017 taking place from 16 to 22 September 2017. More than 2000 towns from Europe and beyond have organised events to encourage residents to try out alternatives to traditional means of transport, generally culminating in a Car-Free Day. At this ocassion, the European Commission is launching the call for applications for this year’s award for sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP Award). This year's award theme is shared mobility to promote intelligent and clean transport.

This year's EMW theme is: ‘Clean, shared and intelligent mobility’ and its call-to-action reads ‘Sharing gets you further’. The SUMP award theme is in line with that.

Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport said: “Shared mobility is a smart and innovative emerging model of transportation, with the potential to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads: for example, for each shared car, 15 private cars are off the road. But it's not only about cars; we are witnessing a real explosion of shared bike systems in cities and towns across the EU. This is important, as we need to ensure that the future of urban mobility is both shared and sustainable."

This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK encourages people to use shared forms of transportation such as bicycle and car sharing. Europe is the leader in shared mobility solutions and the value of transactions in shared mobility in Europe was estimated at EUR 5.1 billion in 2015. It is expected to exceed EUR 100 billion in 2025. Sharing transportation not only helps people save money, but also support the EU's goals of achieving a low-emission economy.

EMW Award and SUMP Award launched

  • Every year, local authorities making significant efforts to promote sustainable urban mobility during the campaign, can apply for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award until 23 October 2017.
  • Local authorities can also apply for the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) until 3 November 2017. SUMP rewards the development of a mobility plan addressing the diverse transport needs of people and businesses.

Apply for the SUM award before 3 November 2017: http://www.mobilityweek.eu/sump-award/

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