European Mobility Week returns in September 2016 (16-22 Sept), and now is the time to start organising local campaigns!
A newly released Communications Toolkit available at http://www.mobilityweek.eu/resources/design-resources/ provides all the logos, graphics, templates and guidelines that you may need. You can also find 'best practice guides' with case studies from local campaigns in 2015 and previous years at http://www.mobilityweek.eu/resources/.
When commiting to local activities, please contact the UK National Co-ordinator, Don Kent, on 07931 978771 or [email protected] to let him know about your plans. Also contact Don if you've never done this before and would like some tips, hints and guidance.
The theme for the 2016 is 'Smart and sustainable mobility - an investment for Europe', referring to the close links between transport and economics. Under the call to action “Smart Mobility. Strong Economy”, this year’s theme points out that smart planning and use of transport will save cities and residents money and support the local economy.
The awards ceremony for the European Mobility Week 2015 Award was held on 20 April 2016 in Brussels. Nottingham was among the 10 cities across Europe that were shortlisted. Murcia (Spain) was the winner, with Lisbon (Portugal) and Palma de Mallorca (Spain) as runners-up. The three Iberian cities were recognised as having performed exceptionally well in promoting multimodality, in line with the 2015 theme ‘Choose. Change. Combine.' More information here and here.
“It’s good to see Nottingham in the top 10 cities for this award," said Nottingham Councillor Nick McDonald, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Growth and Transport. "Of course, it would have been nice to win it, but we were up against cities across Europe and to be in the top 10 says a lot of about our commitment to sustainable transport and quality of our mobility offer.”