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On Clean Air Day, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced major plans to help Londoners ‘reclaim’ the streets and get out and about enjoying hundreds of free events for London’s biggest Car Free Day celebrations on Sunday 22 September 2019. Hundreds of activities will take place across more than 20 km of closed streets in Central London. At least 18 boroughs have also confirmed they will be participating in Car Free Day.

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The SUMP Guidelines continue to be used extensively across Europe since 2013. However, major new trends in many areas of urban mobility have emerged and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired over the last few years. This meant it was time to rethink and update the original SUMP Guidelines. A draft second edition is now open for comment until 9 July 2019. Local authorities are also invited to apply for the 8th SUMP Award, until 31 October 2019.

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The European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2018 and the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) on 21 March 2019. Lisbon (Portugal) was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities, with Lindau (Germany) taking home the award for smaller municipalities.The 7th SUMP Award was won by Greater Manchester. 

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Good Journey is a new initiative to help more people visit attractions by train, bus, bike and foot. The website Goodjourney.org.uk gives travel directions to everywhere from art centres to zoos, as well as inspiration for car-free days out. Good Journey would love to hear about any tourist attractions, leisure venues or destinations which would like to welcome more car-free visitors.

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