Two awards were given out - one for larger and one for smaller municipalities.
The Serbian city of Kruševac triumphed in the category for larger municipalities. It impressed the jury with its wide range of activities, underpinned by strong citizen participation and political support from the local government. Even the mayor was ‘walking the walk’, coming to work by foot to help spread this year’s mobility message.
During EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2019, the city streets enjoyed a new burst of life without cars, not only in the centre – which was taken over by pedestrians – but also in the suburbs, where people organised a variety of activities.
The face of the city was also transformed, with the installation of new cycle paths, walkways, public squares, urban parks, benches and even swings.
Karditsa,which was named the winning small municipality, wowed the jury with its use of promotional materials and partnerships to support sustainable mobility.
During EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2019, the city partnered with dozens of organisations, including schools, music academies, government departments, police, the fire brigade, civil society organisations and businesses. All of them were invited to participate in a festive week of mobility celebrations.
Other initiatives included financial benefits for companies introducing sustainable mobility measures and days off work for employees who commuted by bicycle or on foot. This was to show that safe walking and cycling are appealing for reasons beyond health and wellbeing.
Find out more information about EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK on its website. For specific information about the awards, please see the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK awards, visit the webpage and read the official press release..
Author: Richard Adams