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Finalists for Sustainable Mobility Awards Announced

12th March 2014

The finalists of the 2013 European Mobility Week (EMW) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Awards have been selected. The two awards highlight the work of European cities that have  developed and promoted sustainable approaches to urban mobility.

‘Clean Air – It’s Your Move!’ was the theme of EMW 2013, which aimed to encourage European cities to raise awareness of, and put in place measures to reduce, air pollution from traffic. The finalists for the EMW 2013 Award are Budapest (Hungary), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Ostersund (Sweden).

The finalists for the SUMP 2013 Award are those who have best integrated economic, social and environmental concerns into the sustainable urban mobility policy of their city. The SUMP Award finalists this year are Rivas-Vaciamadrid (Spain), Strasbourg (France) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain).

The awards will be presented by European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and Comissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik at a ceremony on 24th March in Brussels.

Find out more about the SUMP finalists here and the EMW finalists here.

European Green Capital Award

Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green Capital 2012, is one of the finalists for the SUMP 2013 Award.  Its ‘superblocks’ permit motorised traffic on the outer streets, thus freeing up room for pedestrians and cyclists in the city centre.

The city of Ljubljana in Slovenia was short listed for the European Green Capital 2015 Award and has also entered the 2016 Award.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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