The European Mobility Week, which culminates in the trademark car-free day, is the largest Europe-wide awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility.
The campaign is an initiative of the European Commission. Every year from 16 to 22 September, towns and cities participate by organising activities, implementing permanent mobility measures, and holding a car-free day.
This year, the European Mobility Week will be held under the theme of multimodality: the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips. Embracing the concept of multimodality means rethinking the way we move about our cities, and having the willingness to try out new forms of mobility. From a city’s perspective, it requires the political will to support alternative transport methods.