European Commission announces sustainable mobility award finalists
The finalists of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (9th SUMP Award) and the EU Urban Road Safety Award were revealed today. POLIS congratulates to its members, Bilbao and Sofia for being awarded for their excellent work in sustainable urban mobility planning.
All awards recognise remarkable activities conducted in 2020. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase smaller and larger municipalities promoting sustainable urban mobility during the week of 16-22 September; the SUMP Award rewards excellence in sustainable urban mobility planning; and the Road Safety Award celebrates outstanding road safety measures. The annual theme for all awards was ‘Zero-emission mobility for all’.
The shortlisted cities were selected by an independent panel of mobility and transport experts, and the four winners will be announced during an online award ceremony, taking place on 19 April 2021. For more information and to attend the ceremony, visit: mobilityweek.eu/award-ceremony-2021
9th SUMP Award
The finalists for the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning are:
- Belgrade (Serbia)
- Bilbao (Spain)
- Greater Grenoble Area Mobility Authority (SMMAG) for Grenoble-Alpes SUMP (France)
The jury was impressed by:
- Belgrade’s approach to sustainable mobility planning, which provides the city with a clear strategy for achieving shared, integrated, and inclusive mobility, alongside detailed and ambitious targets to reach along the way;
- Bilbao’s well thought out and detailed approach to sustainable mobility planning, which addresses gender equality issues through a dedicated gender mobility action plan;
- SMMAG’s integrated and structured approach to sustainable mobility planning, which aims to ensure the mobility needs of all public transport users are met, including socially vulnerable groups.
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2020
The finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2020 for larger municipalities (more than 100,000 inhabitants) are:
- Granada (Spain)
- Mönchengladbach (Germany)
- Sofia (Bulgaria)
The finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2020 for smaller municipalities (less than 100,000 inhabitants) are:
- Bruck an der Leitha (Austria)
- Lilienthal (Germany)
- Nea Moudania (Greece)
EU Urban Road Safety Award
The finalists of the second edition of the EU Urban Road Safety Award are:
- Bilbao (Spain)
- Heraklion (Greece)
- Quart de Poblet (Spain)
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, over 2,900 towns and cities registered their participation in the campaign, marking 2020 as the second most successful year to date.