POLIS member among 2023 'European Mobility Week Award' finalists
The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign has published the finalists of the 2023 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award and the MOBILITYACTION Award. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award recognises notable permanent measures and initiatives implemented by cities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. The MOBILITYACTION Award highlights excellent mobility management by NGOs, schools, companies and other non-city actors. The MOBILITYACTIONS and award are reviewed and managed by POLIS.
The three finalists of each award, which were selected by independent juries of sustainable mobility and transport experts, will be invited to the award ceremony held in Brussels on 14 March as a recognition of excellence. POLIS invites you to join the finalists, European Secretariat and other distinguished guests by registering for the award ceremony.
- Amadora (Portugal) has launched several measures, including the creation an inter-city cycle network, and partnered with local and regional authorities, including the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon on awareness raising campaigns, and cooperated with international companies such as IKEA and Decathlon. Amadora also worked with Europe-wide campaigns, such as Kidical Mass, to promote active and public transport.
- Budapest (Hungary) implemented a very ambitious car-free weekend in September, while organising various events related to the 2023 theme of ‘Save energy’. Plans were revealed during the event for a new car-free pedestrian zone on the Danube embankment. The Hungarian capital and POLIS member also cooperated with the neighbouring capital of Vienna to promote best practices in active transport policy.
- Innsbruck (Austria) highlighted various aspects of the annual theme though initiatives such as allowing public transport subscription holders to travel with friends, waiving the rental costs of city bikes on Car Free Day, and re-allocating parking spaces in a central square to pedestrians, which was so popular the measure was extended for several weeks.
MOBILITYACTION Award 2023 nominees:
- GSK (Wavre, Belgium) for a holistic approach to mobility management - including activities to raise awareness around mobility-conscious commuting such as car-pool ‘speed-dating’, a bicycle maintenance service, and discussions with the national railway network on transport passes for hybrid work schedules.
- Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (NVBW, Germany) for a range of collaborative mobility measures, and for empowering students to travel to school safely and sustainably through the ‘MOVERS – Active to School’ programme, which encouraged participation in a nation-wide ‘bike-to-school competition’.
- Nudgd (Helsingborg, Sweden) for their innovative online platform geared towards encouraging sustainable school travel habits. The platform utilised behavioural science to offer information, challenges, and quizzes, which gently ‘nudge’ towards active transport and sustainable transport behaviour, in alignment with the city of Helsingborg’s sustainable transport goals.