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European Mobility Week

16 – 22 September 2011

European Mobility Week (EMW) is an annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility, organised by the European Coordination Secretariat with the political and financial support of the Directorates-General for the Environment and Transport of the European Commission. The aim of the campaign – which runs from 16 to 22 September every year – is to encourage European local authorities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite their citizens to try out alternatives to car use. The Week culminates in the ‘In Town Without My Car!’ (ITWMC) event when participating towns and cities set aside one or several areas solely for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport for a whole day.

Since its introduction in 2002, the impact of European Mobility Week has been steadily growing both across Europe and around the world. In 2010, a record number of 2,221 cities, representing approximately 227 million European citizens, officially registered for the campaign.

A total of 7,506 permanent measures were implemented, mainly focusing on infrastructure for cycling and walking, traffic calming, improving transport accessibility and raising awareness about sustainable travel behaviour.

For more information on this event and to find out what your city is doing click here