Once again, for the 17th consecutive year, cities from all over Europe are getting ready to celebrate the benefits of sustainable mobility in the framework of what is probably the largest sustainable mobility campaign in the world: the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. The European Commission decided to put the spotlight of the 2019 campaign on ‘Safe Walking and Cycling’, and the benefits these can have on our health, environment… and our bank account!
From Monday 16 to Sunday 22 September, the most active and visionary cities across the continent will put in place innovative actions aimed at promoting the most climate-friendly – and yet efficient – mobility options. In terms of individual health benefits, studies show that cyclists on average live two years longer than non-cyclists and take 15 percent fewer days off work through illness, while 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life!
Those cities that promote walking and cycling over private vehicles have been found to be more attractive, with less congestion and a higher quality of life.
It is a great message to the new European Parliament and the incoming Commission, and the commitment of the European cities, from the largest metropolises to the smallest villages, will show them what a strong, grassroot demand there is for better and safer infrastructure.
If you are an ECF member or part of the Citites and Regions for Cylists network, get involved!
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is the perfect opportunity to test out new forms of clean mobility, take stock of current transport challenges, and progress towards more sustainable mobility for Europe. Register as soon as possible: http://registration.mobilityweek.eu/login.php?
Businesses, NGOs, schools and other actors, including cities, who want to get involved in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign are encouraged to register their MOBILITYACTION online. For more information, click here.
Published on 05/09/2019