Lisbon has been announced as the winner of the latest EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award! A lighthouse city in the Sharing Cities project, Lisbon impressed the jury with its strong vision for a more sustainable mobility culture.
Progress in mobility needs both physical and social infrastructure. During EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, Lisbon inaugurated 31 new bike-sharing stations, new and expanded bike lanes and 800 new bike parking areas. But these were paired with a far-reaching communications campaign that reached out to both residents and tourists, and with tonnes of activities to get people enthusiastic about this year’s ‘mix & move’ mobility theme. These included bike trips to local museums, free bike repair workshops, and a special prize for people and organisations effectively promoting bike use.
The promotion of 'sharing culture' among residents and visitors was one of the challenges that Lisbon brought into the Sharing Cities project. Now boasting options like shared electric cars and bikes, which are ever growing in popularity, it is clear that the city has worked to meet this challenge. Indeed, Lisbon is already on the path to inspiring other cities through the project.
Lisbon received congratulations from commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc: “I would like to sincerely congratulate the winning cities, all of whom carried out inspiring activities to promote sustainable urban mobility. They are true examples of how local leaders across Europe are combining different modes of transport as a means to make our cities cleaner, safer and more sustainable.”
Commissioner for the environment Karmenu Vella added that, “Today’s winners show that the way we move about our city matters, and that bold decisions encouraging sustainable transport can help us tackle major issues like air pollution and climate change.”
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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