European Mobility Week targets pedestrian traffic
73 municipalities in Germany to show sustainable mobility in practice from 16 to 22 September
Walking is the healthiest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly mode of transportation, yet is often marginalised in mobility planning. Reason enough for this year's European Mobility Week (EMW) on 16 - 22 September to cast the spotlight on pedestrians. Cities and towns from all of Europe will be showing how walking and sustainable mobility are put into practice. Says President Maria Krautzberger of the German Environment Agency (UBA): "Liveable cities require mobility that is clean, low-noise and economical in terms of space – like walking. And they need less car traffic. European Mobility Week shows how municipalities can put these aims into practice jointly with their citizens."