Since its creation in 2002, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has become an institution. Taking place from 16 to 22 September, this one-week campaign aims at highlighting the importance of sustainable mobility. The World Car Free Day on 22 September is perhaps the most well-known feature of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, but there are also many other events worth a closer look.
A photo contest to highlight innovation in public transport
After the “Celebrating mobility” campaign in 2015, this year UITP is holding an international photo contest to highlight innovative public transport projects. Under the slogan “Lead the TRANSITion”, all employees of the mobility sector will be invited to submit photos showing how innovative public transport can be. This photo contest will be launched on 16 September.
UITP research projects featured on the Esplanade of the European Parliament
From 15 to 21 September, an exhibition organised by Revolve Media in front of the European Parliament will feature the UITP European research projects ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus Systems), EBSF_2 (European Bus System of the Future), ELIPTIC (Electrification of public transport in cities ) and CIVITAS (“Cleaner and better transport in cities”). Also on 15 September, UITP Secretary General Alain Flausch and Umberto Guida, Director of Research and Innovation at UITP, will speak at the Revolve Mobility Debate 2016, presenting mobility solutions that help reduce CO2 emissions. This debate will be broadcasted live on Twitter Periscope. At the end of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, new electric buses will be inaugurated in the framework of the ZeEUS project in Cagliari, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.
Register your project!
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is listing all ‘actions’ undertaken by cities, NGOs, businesses and schools in the spirit of the campaign. In addition to the above projects, the UITP foundation, Youth For Public Transport, has registered its #BreathableCities campaign, which measures and draws attention to the quality of air in urban areas. In total, around 1500 cities have registered so far. If you haven’t done so, join the movement and register today!
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