This year, the winners of the 2015 European sustainable urban mobility awards are Murcia (Spain)and Malmö (Sweden).
Murcia (Spain) was awarded the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2015 given to local governments to value their innovation shifting towards more sustainable modes of transport. Murcia promotes and provides the adequate infrastructure for walking, cycling and other types of sustainable transport, reduced public transport fares and improved the road safety plan.
Malmö (Sweden) was the winner of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award. This award, also given to local authorities, recognizes SUMP focusing on multi-modality and inter-modality. Malmö’s strategy included the creation of the Malmö express (is a large gas- and electric hybrid bus), emphasis on cycling programmes and public transport, a strategy for a more balanced modal split, focus on sustainable commuting and a holistic approach to urban mobility including urban freight.
“Urban transport still accounts for a significant share of air pollution in our cities. Today’s winner cities prove that shifting to more sustainable transport is possible, without any loss of comfort. On the contrary, a greater number of transport options can save people time, keep us active and improve the quality of the air we breathe.” – Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Pictures: EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK